What do you think of LPN-to-RN?

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    Hey, just wondering if anyone has done this....
    I am an average student, older also. Nearly complete with a bachelors in Communications. But have thought about nursing school for a long time now. Since I don't want to take the RN now, would LPN be easier? Maybe less workload or anything like that? Just wondering since I only know some RNs that say A&P I&II were the toughest due to labs and such. Is that the same for LPN school?
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    Quote from Notanurse
    Hey, just wondering if anyone has done this....
    I am an average student, older also. Nearly complete with a bachelors in Communications. But have thought about nursing school for a long time now. Since I don't want to take the RN now, would LPN be easier? Maybe less workload or anything like that? Just wondering since I only know some RNs that say A&P I&II were the toughest due to labs and such. Is that the same for LPN school?

    Ooookkkk! I guess by the silence, no one wants to offer an opinion. Consider it off the table. Thanks.
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    Quote from Notanurse
    Hey, just wondering if anyone has done this....
    I am an average student, older also. Nearly complete with a bachelors in Communications. But have thought about nursing school for a long time now. Since I don't want to take the RN now, would LPN be easier? Maybe less workload or anything like that? Just wondering since I only know some RNs that say A&P I&II were the toughest due to labs and such. Is that the same for LPN school?
    As an LPN...I can tell you...the schooling is no Cake Walk. It is intense and you must be able to advance quickly. I'm sure RN schooling is more intense and even harder.

    If you are looking for a quick "in" to the profession, be prepared for 1 year of intense LPN training. Since you already have a great number of pre-req's under your belt...it may be the way to go. Once that is achieved, consider continuing on.

    Good Luck in what/which ever route you deside. Its a great profession
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    I have been an LPN for almost 20 years. I am 52 yr old getting my RN on my own time, at my own speed. I love my job, and I truly think being an LPN first makes you remember what LPN's go through before you become an RN. I have respect for all nurses, but, I have worked with a couple of RN's that I honestly think lives to make LPN's lives a living hell! Don't get me wrong, I have lots of respect for RN's, in fact my daughter in law is an RN. I have worked with both RN's that were LPNs first, and those who never had been an LPN, and I applaud the LPN/RN who remembers what being an LPN means
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    Quote from Notanurse
    Hey, just wondering if anyone has done this....
    I am an average student, older also. Nearly complete with a bachelors in Communications. But have thought about nursing school for a long time now. Since I don't want to take the RN now, would LPN be easier? Maybe less workload or anything like that? Just wondering since I only know some RNs that say A&P I&II were the toughest due to labs and such. Is that the same for LPN school?
    Hello,

    I just grauated on 2/18 after 13 months in LPN curriculum:hatparty: . As a former RN student and a GPN, I will say that it depends on what your life course is. LPN school is very intense, but you get a lot of oppurtunites on hands-on experience with the theory part. In RN school My first rotation I only got to do 1 heparin shot-my first rotation through LPN school I performed wound dressings, flushed feeding tubes, performed trach care.

    A&P is also part of both curriculums, you cannot get away from it:uhoh21: , but you can take it separately before attending LPn school ( I took several courses for preparing RN, and it did benefit me for pursing a RN in the future.)

    Also, it depends on the school...If they emphasize a lot of hands-on I believe it would benfit anyone considering this path.
    -I also intend on pursing my BSN in one year , but for now give me the boards!
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    My path is plain and simple......ADN
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    I'm an LVN/LPN that is finishing up all the prereqs to get into an advanced placement RN program. We wore the traditional nursing dress with white shoes and stockings. Our dresses were blue with white pinstripes...looking back at that dress I know we earned our stripes! I'm grateful for the experience being an LVN/LPN has afforded me and am looking forward to the day I pass the RN boards


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