Hi I live in new york and I am looking for a school that i could take the LPN program for january. I find it to be pretty hard to get any info off the computer. Please some one help. Where can i find a place that offers the LPN program For January Of 2008
Sep 28, '07
yes you are right antflip, there is no such thing as “online” lpn programs.
mybaby123, please check my above post for lpns schools in new york.
once you become an lpn, then you can do the lpn to rn “online”, such as excelsior college (i think i will do excelsior once i finshed my lpn program, 3-4 more months yay!). good luck with nursing school.
Last edit by agldragonRN on Sep 28, '07
Oct 1, '07
Quote from AntFlip7395
It depends on what your definition of "good" is. Would it help you once you go back to school one day for your RN? To some degree, yes, but not in terms of transfer credit. RMA classes are not on a par with the college-level classes you will take to become an RN. I don't exactly want to say that you'd be wasting your time, but many schools that offer RMA programs are expensive and if your ultimate goal is to become an RN, it would be my advice to skip the RMA and either go straight for RN or get your LPN and then transition to RN. LPNs are very marketable, the salary is usually very competitive, and the education you will get will much better prepare you for becoming an RN.
Just my $.02 :spin:
Very good advice. While I love what I do as a medical assistant (RMA), my ultimate goal is to go back to school for my LPN or RN license; I wish someone had given me the same advice oh so many years ago.
Just remember one important fact; most medical assistant programs last for about 9 months, while most LPN programs last about 12 months~~~so for 3 more months, you could end up with a LICENSE instead of a certification-and this calculates to BETTER EARNING POTENTIAL and better preparation to ultimately becoming an RN (if I knew this 18 yrs ago, I would have went straight to LPN school and not made a pit stop in medical assisting school). Good Luck in WHATEVER you choose!!!!
Last edit by nursingis4me on Oct 1, '07
: Reason: corrected spelling error