I'm doing some pre-reqs for nursing school
right now and heard about a good LPN school close to where I live. I'm now contemplating becoming a LPN first and then doing my RN studies online. Just wanted feedback from some of you doing the same. I would ideally like to be a RN because I have a big interest in legal nursing, but I'm wondering if LPN would be a better bet than doing 5 more pre-req courses and a HHA course in addition to an 18 month wait for the RN program. My mother is an LPN and feels she got a great background in clinicals and more so than some RN. This is back in the 80's so things might have changed, but she did feel her hands on experiece was great. TY to all who reply.
Feb 2, '08
Great question. I am there with you...
I am contemplating which program to do as well. I am going to apply to a part-time ASN program at my school for Fall 08. I know that I am almost a shoe in for the LPN program though. It is quite easy to get into . Last semester a girl I know got in with a C on one of her pre-reqs and a 78 on her TEAS. I have all A's so far. My problem is if I don't get accepted to ASN should I wait and try again for spring? (I will have to go to another campus) or apply to the LPN for fall 08 and then go through LPN-ASN transition afterwards. I figured I would end up with an ASN in about the same amount of time since it will take 6 semesters (2yrs) to go through Part-time ASN.
Last edit by wishNhopeNdreamN on Feb 2, '08