I'm going to be an LPN/LVN student and finish my program (LPN) next year. I already have a BS in a non-nursing degree. All my pre-reqs to get into the ADN program are completed as well. I applied to the ADN program at a local community college and due to the lottery system didn't get in
. I wanted to start somewhere as I want to start a family in time so, I decided to start from scratch in nursing and decided to do the LVN program (as this was the only option left). NOW, my main concern is that I don't know if I'm going into the right direction. My main goal is to become a NP. What I have planned is: do my LPN, do the LPN-RN (preferably online or on-site in my city), and then do the RN-MSN online (even though I believe there aren't many online choices for the online one) as I already have a BS degree in another field.
I have this planned in my mind BUT I don't know my chances of getting an LPN-RN (pref.online) and RN-MSN online. This is going to take a long time too IMO even if I go full-time. I really want to know if anyone has done it (online or on-campus) and what their experiences have been like? Also, I want to do RN-MSN online because I'm married and don't want to move to another city as my husband already has a career here and I don't want to leave him to go to school somewhere or want him to leave his job he has here. Also, there's only one school in my city that has onsite LPN-RN program and it's very competetive and they usually take their own students who did the LVN from them (I'm not doing my LVN from them) and there isn't any school that has RN-MSN (NP) in my city. I would really appreciate if someone will share their experience as to what it is like to go this route and if it's hard, takes really long, or is/is not a good option overall? Thank you so much for your time in advance