A question popped into my head: Is a LVN certificate really necessary in order for me to get my RN/ BSN?
Here is what I was thinking: if I get my LVN for 28k, and I decide to pursue an RN, i would still be in the same pool of peole who do not have their LVN but yet, are applying to the RN program. And at community colleges, it might be a lottery system. Also, in order to qualify to apply to the RN program, I would still have to take the same amount of prereq's and GE classes.
Since my grades are horrible now, shouldn't I just go to a new community college and start a new transcript there and strive for better grades and apply to a CSU directly?
Let's see about the amount of time it would take to complete each:
a1) LVN program - 13 months
a2) prereq's - 1 to 1.5 years
a3) RN program - 1 year?
total: 4 years
b1) retake all prereq's and SOME GE- 2 years
b2) let's say I get accepted into a CSU, it will take at least 3 years to complete the program for a BSN
total: 5 years
so even though the second way takes longer, but the degree i will come out with is much better.
can someone let me know if this is correct? and also give me their insight on pursing a LVN? and just some idea's. thank you!!!!