Looking for input about LPN program...

  1. hello all,

    this is actually my first time posting. has anyone heard of hondros college in ohio? i am looking into that lpn program.

    i've been doing research on lpn programs vs accelerated nursing programs (i already have a bachelors degree in health promotion which hasn't gotten me anywhere). at first i was leaning towards the 2nd degree programs that are about 2 years long, but now i am leaning towards an lpn program for a couple of reasons. it doesn't take as much time, if i wanted to do an lpn-rn program later on that could always happen, the program is cheaper, and at the end of the day i just want to have a profession where i feel like i am helping others.

    i guess i was just hoping for input/suggestions from anyone who does read this message. some of my friends think that i'm silly for doing a 1 year program after i already completed a 4 year degree, but i look at it as a start in a new direction in which i could continue with if i love, and if not i always have the option of going further. i'm still paying off my college loans so i didn't want to get into a really $$$$ program right now.

    anyways, any suggestions/input would be appreciated. it is nice to meet everyone :-)
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  3. by   niteshiftlvn07
    Quote from buckeyesweetz
    hello all,

    this is actually my first time posting. has anyone heard of hondros college in ohio? i am looking into that lpn program.

    i've been doing research on lpn programs vs accelerated nursing programs (i already have a bachelors degree in health promotion which hasn't gotten me anywhere). at first i was leaning towards the 2nd degree programs that are about 2 years long, but now i am leaning towards an lpn program for a couple of reasons. it doesn't take as much time, if i wanted to do an lpn-rn program later on that could always happen, the program is cheaper, and at the end of the day i just want to have a profession where i feel like i am helping others.

    i guess i was just hoping for input/suggestions from anyone who does read this message. some of my friends think that i'm silly for doing a 1 year program after i already completed a 4 year degree, but i look at it as a start in a new direction in which i could continue with if i love, and if not i always have the option of going further. i'm still paying off my college loans so i didn't want to get into a really $$$$ program right now.

    anyways, any suggestions/input would be appreciated. it is nice to meet everyone :-)


    if going to lvn school is what you want to do , then go for it!!! i don't know what type of job you could do with a bachelor's in health promotion(have you considered working at a health insurance company or at a spa resort?) didn't someone at the univ. you attended give you any career counseling regarding your chosen major? it's crazy that you're stuck paying off college loans and can't find employment with a bachelor degree:trout: !! check to see if you can find a nursing program(transitional) for people that already have a bachelors degree. if not, then there's nothing wrong with getting your lvn now and getting your rn later. p.s.--it doesn't matter what your friends think. they're not paying your bills or walking in your shoes!!!
  4. by   buckeyesweetz
    Well I guess I shouldn't say it hasn't gotten me anywhere.... I'm currently working as a health advisor for a health and wellness company but it doesn't pay a lot and I'm seeing people get raises after being there one year and it is less than inflation so that is discouraging. It is also a desk job for the most part and I don't like that. I guess I just came to the realization that if I want to do more in health promotion then I'll just need more experience or schooling but I don't really want to shed out the $$$ for a masters degree unless I was 100% sure that would get me a job (in health promotion). I guess my goal when I was in undergrad was to work for a health department in health education ---but there aren't a ton of positions for that so I was hoping by going into nursing then that would open some more doors:spin:
  5. by   DanisTeeta
    HERE'S MY INPUT AND I HOPE IT HELPS A LITTLE......I WAS A MEDICAL ASS'T FOR OVER 13 YEARS. TOOK A CLASS HERE AND A CLASS THERE (PRE-REQ'S) B/C ALWAYS KNEW I WANTED TO GO TO RN SCHOOL. AFTER TALKING TO ONE OF THE HOME HEALTH NURSES I KNOW, SHE PUSHED ME TO STOP WASTING MY TIME AND GO TO LPN SCHOOL. SAYS THE $$$ IN HOME HEALTH IS GREAT, IF THATS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, AND THE LPN TO RN BRIDGE HAS SOOOO MANY OTHER OPTIONS THAN WAITING LISTS AND TRADITIONAL SCHOOL. SO, I FOLLOWED HER ADVICE AND I AM FINISHED IN 10 WEEKS---YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I PLAN ON STARTING MY RN AS SOON AS I PASS THE NCLEX.
    PEOPLE HAD ME THINKING IT WAS GOING TO BE A CAKE WALK WITH ALL OF MY YEARS EXPERIENCE---IT HAS NOT BEEN. IT IS HARD, HARD WORK AND I DON'T THINK LPN'S GET ENOUGH CREDIT. IF NURSING IS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND YOU ARE TIRED OF THE WAITING LISTS GO THE LPN ROUTE. IF YOU LOVE IT, U CAN CHOOSE ON OF THE BRIDGE PROGRAMS.
    START CHECKING OUT YOUR LOCAL TECHNICAL CENTERS FOR THE PN PROGRAM.
    GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND I HOPE THIS HELPS, EVEN A LITTLE. I WISH I KNEW ABOUT THIS FORUM A YEAR AGO!!

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