Hello, I have been seriously trying to decide if I should apply to the LPN program at Riverside Regional Nursing School in Virginia or their Professional RN program. The reason I am having a hard time deciding is because the RN program requires Human Anatomy I & II, Chemistry, and Microbiology before applying. I have only taken Chemistry so far. If I take their LPN program, I have to wait 1 year before I can apply to their RN program. They require for you to work one year as an LPN before applying to the RN program. I am so ready to start my career as a nurse. I just don't want to delay starting the RN program for a whole year. If I work as an LPN at Riverside, they will reimburse me for my tuition once I am eligible to apply for the RN program. Some people advise that RN school will flow a lot smoother if you work as an LPN first. I would also like to know if there are any nursing students that graduated from Riverside Regional Nursing School as an LPN vs RN, what is the pay like in Virginia? I would love to know what real LPN's make in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News.