Lpn student instead of rn

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    I really just wanted to go the rn route and be finished but we have 4 kids, I'm in home health care and my client isn't sleeping well which means I'm not either! After a lengthy discussion my husband and I feel it's best for me to go for Lpn then bridge. My oldest needs braces every vehicle is on it's last leg etc etc. is anyone else facing these challenges? I HATE to wait a year in between finishing Lpn school and going to the bridge program but ill be working on my BSn pre-Reqs so it won't be a waste.

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    I'm doing the exact same thing. I'm 37, my oldest needs braces (yup!) and I wanted to enter the workforce as soon as possible. I graduate in May, and I'll continue to button up pre-reqs for the AAS and BSN programs after that.

    I'll say it to anyone who will listen- there's nothing wrong with doing it this way, and I truly feel like going through the LPN program first provides one with an ultimately superior education. Every last BSN student I have talked to who was an LPN first says that their continued education is easier, far less stressful, and they feel so much more prepared than and more experienced than the students who entered directly into the BSN program.
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    Quote from MrsCuoco
    I'm doing the exact same thing. I'm 37, my oldest needs braces (yup!) and I wanted to enter the workforce as soon as possible. I graduate in May, and I'll continue to button up pre-reqs for the AAS and BSN programs after that.

    I'll say it to anyone who will listen- there's nothing wrong with doing it this way, and I truly feel like going through the LPN program first provides one with an ultimately superior education. Every last BSN student I have talked to who was an LPN first says that their continued education is easier, far less stressful, and they feel so much more prepared than and more experienced than the students who entered directly into the BSN program.
    That makes so much sense! Just like the cna's are so much more relaxed after being a cna then being an lpn... each level is built upon the former level. Making money while going to school is very nice and essential in many cases. The time spent "in the field" once you're an lpn might also give you a good heads up on what direction you want your rn future to head into, and that's no small benefit.
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    I plan on going on to the bridge program for my RN. That was my initial goal but being where we are stationed at, the RN program takes a very long time to be accepted into. Instead of waiting around I've decided that going LPN first is best. My RN friends that started out as LPN's says that it makes a major difference.
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    LPN-RN route is a very good route to take. I have talked to many RN/RN students who were former LPN's and they said that Nursing school was a breeze and was so easy compared to many of the sudents who weren't LPNs. I was going straight for RN but these nursing programs make it so much harder to get into with these entrance exams as well as the waiting lists so I am currently in a LPN program and then I am doing my RN online since I have all of my prereqs to get into a BSN program good luck
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    I'm currently an LPN and have been for 2 1/2 years. I've been accepted into the LPN-RN career mobility track program which starts on January 8, 2013. I was a CNA at 16 years old and went on to pursue a career in nursing in 2009 as an LPN. I absolutely love nursing and I must agree that taking it step by step will be much easier for you. Good luck to you all on your future accomplishments!!
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    I am still a prenursing student but I have been going through this better. I am going to apply to the only part time BSN program in my area. But if I am not selected, then I am going to apply to a LPN program because I am ready to start being a nurse!
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    I'm going to be doing the bridge as well. I have all if my pre reqs for the RN but its too competitive. So instead of waiting another year for acceptance, I'm doing the LPN now and will graduate December 2013. They only accept LPN students in the RN program here once a year in May. So hopefully May 2014 I'll get in.
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    Well I'm glad to hear it makes things easier. Also you never know! My aunt is an Lpn and makes more than she would with a BSn because she's in management.
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    I'm applying to LVN/LPN school, I am doing it as a back up. I'm in prenursing, my prerequisites are halfway there, but "just in case" I'm applying LVN as well. I don't want to sit and pray and wait for admission to an RN program! I'm older, I need to finish! I'm not 20, I'm 33 and I have bills!!!!
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