Quote from fayethlove
Just wondering if it would be worth it get my LPN or just to remain in my BSN program? I would ultimately bridge over to BSN anyways. I am a single parent that needs a career not just a job.
What do you think??
I would think that it depends on several things...immediate needs come first, and then, how committed would you be to return to school in order to complete your BSN. Also, is there a bridge program for easy transition?
Also, I sort of agree with one of the other posters, that LPN is also a career. It is understandable that you have sights on furthering your education beyond LPN, too, however, any level of nursing can enhance your life. An LPN can benefit from the basic skills and having the opportunity to build from there.
Also, some facilities may actually fund your education. I worked as a patient care associate at a hospital and they offered 100 of us paid leave of absence and paid our tuition to become LPNs or RNs. Personally, RN was not an interest of mine but, I was only attending school for 2 years, getting a check and did not show my face at my job for the entire time. They also have a BSN program where the nurses have one day off a week to attend the class, which is convienently located on our hospital campus. You never know, you may have this same benefit. What these programs do is state that you will have to work for them for about 2-3 years. Advantage is that you walk away with the experience, you have a guarenteed job when you graduate and everyone can be happy. I wish you luck! :0)