I am planning out my future as an RN, but need to start work immediately due to recent family events and me now being sole provider for my 2year old. My plan is to take Tulsa Tech's LPN program, then bridge over to the TCC RN program.
Optionally, I'm still a little confused whether it is worth it to take Rogers State Associated Degree LPN (less clinicals if any?) as I dont fully understand the benefit except that alot of my RN coursework will be done ... regardless, I need the quickest program to get me in a paid nursing field and I havent seen a job listing for "AAS LPN's". Do they get hired quicker??
My main questions is advice on how to plan my LPN coursework/clinicals. I'm heading to a counselor today but wanted to ask some prelim-questions to you guys. Have any of you attend that have children and also need to support the household financially?
Since I have a child and will need to work on the side, does the program allow the flexibility to have a job on the side or will I be in class 8-10 hours a day.
Any advice and encouragement would be more than welcome!! Thank you.
My plan of action for now is:
- Take the entrace test,
- Start my medical terminology 1 and 2 along with A&P online to jumpstart.
- Then take courses and clinical like normal.