Quote from kikkidee6
Ok I'm looking into starting LPN school in 2014 so what I was wondering is should I start taking some of the non nursing classes before starting LPN school or no??
If you plan on taking "non-nursing classes" aka nursing prerequisites/core requirements then you can do that...EXCEPT, you need to take into considering how long you may be out of school post LPN school. Most courses have a ten year window, with sciences having a 5 year window, unless you get a associates degree. That was my saving grave when I went to RN school...I was a LPN who had an associates degree, so I did not have to do any classes over. If anything, I challenged a few classes to boost two science grades, and had 2 other core requirements when I was done with my nursing courses, and studied lightly and make it like a third class so I could be prepared for the NCLEX-RN.
I thought I was going back to school in two years...in ended up being 5 years due to life's turns and JUST graduated. I suggest looking into what RN programs you are interested in, also keep in mind that programs change as well, and look into the required courses. I looked at five colleges that I was interested in and they had similar course requirements. I ended up choosing the program that took my LPN as five credits, and I am satisfied with my education I got.
If you make a decision to take required courses, when you graduate school, plan you take enough courses to get an associates or just bridge over...I'm not sure what area you are from, but I suggest that you research and find the best options for you, just make sure that the schools are NLNAC and AACN certified. Good luck!