How many of you took the LVN-RN-BSN/MSN route???

  1. Hello ladies and gents,
    Just wanted to know how many of you decided to go to LVN school and then transition to a Rn program and then on to get your BSN/MSN?


    Also, did you regret taking that route?


    Thanks for your input!
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  2. Poll: How many of you took this route?.....Did you regret it?

    • Yes I took this route, did not regret it.

      47.73% 21
    • Yes I took this route and I do regret it.

      11.36% 5
    • No, I did not take this route at all

      31.82% 14
    • No I did not take this route but wish I did

      9.09% 4
    44 Votes
  3. 24 Comments

  4. by   dkv
    Hi there!
    I suggest going throught the RN to MSN program and bypassing the LPN program. I went through the traditional BSN program and I am now cmpleting my MSN online via USA. Just a suggesion
    dkv
  5. by   camiluvsNURSING
    What kind of graduate program is it? and What is USA? is that the name of the school?:uhoh21:

    Quote from dkv
    Hi there!
    I suggest going throught the RN to MSN program and bypassing the LPN program. I went through the traditional BSN program and I am now cmpleting my MSN online via USA. Just a suggesion
    dkv
  6. by   traumaRUs
    I do regret the time that I spent doing the LPN/ADN/BSN/MSN thing. I'm finished with the BSN May 19th and start the MSN June 3rd - online with University of Phoenix. Wish I had done this 20 years ago, but oh well - there are so many experiences that I wouldn't have had then either. Things happen for a reason!
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    In the process of taking that route now.
  8. by   dkv
    I am talking about the University of South Alabama. You can take online courses or attend at the university.
    dkv
  9. by   camiluvsNURSING
    Thanks, that's good to know!



    Quote from dkv
    I am talking about the University of South Alabama. You can take online courses or attend at the university.
    dkv
  10. by   Gldngrl
    I took the route LPN-ADN-BS in Nursing-JD...wouldn't do the same if I had to do it again, but circumstances were such that it was the only way. It adds up to a lot of varied, interesting experiences.
  11. by   rasberryblonde
    Working my way to that point. I am an LVN trying to go back for my RN and eventually wanting to get my MSN. For me I haven't found an easier way! (So far it hasn't been that bad, and it seems to be an easier way if you have to work your way through it). If anyone knows an easier route let me know.:hatparty:
  12. by   FNimuaeMae
    There were such terrible ADN waitlists when I was doing my pre-req's... thought about doing the LPN program, but knew that I wanted more. Ended up doing the RN/ADN route, and had enough pre-req's done that I immediately went on for the BSN, which I got one year after finishing the ADN program. No regrets... just feel perhaps since I didn't have the experiences the other people in class had, that I might have missed out on some stuff in my BSN classes (it was an RN-BSN bridge program for people who already had the RN for a while, unlike me). Some day I wil go back for the MSN...just not right now, still burnt out from school 5 years later.

    Missy:hatparty:
  13. by   fairyprincess2003
    I took the CNA-BSN-hopefully MD
  14. by   BBFRN
    I was a CNA, currently an LPN almost done with my ASN, and will immediately start on my BSN, then MSN. I think it all depends on how much you like school, how much money you need, etc. This is a good way to go if your employer will cover tuition, too. There are lots of different ladder-tracts you can take, and the good thing about doing it this way, is that you can apply what you learn immediately in practice- most things, anyway. Plus, the previous experience will help you out a lot with your current studies. It does take longer to do it this way, but it can be beneficial. The only part I regret is getting the LPN instead of the ASN- my LPN nursing courses didn't apply to the ASN program, and the pay isn't really worth it.
  15. by   mariedoreen
    I've got the CNA, am working on the ADN, and will then immediately start the BSN as I've already finished all the lower division requirements for that degree. MSN? I don't know, I'm feeling a little burned out now after all the classes I've already taken. I think once I have the BSN (at age 38...) I'm going to focus on getting some work experience and enjoying the life I haven't had for five years now !! Oh and do I like this route? It's definitely what works best for me and my family, it wouldn't have been possible for me to go off to a university and immerse myself in a full-time 4 year BSN program, I'm not 18 anymore and have more day-to-day responsibilities than most students right out of high school, ie being more available to my daughter, that take precedence over such a route. So, it may take me longer this way, but I'm just thankful I have the opportunity (living in a more rural area) at all!
    Last edit by mariedoreen on May 28, '04

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