LPN to RN or BSN

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    Do you think it is a smarter idea to go into a LPN to RN program and then do a online BSN program or to just do a LPN to BSN?

    Is one more cost-effective?
    The appox. length of each?
    Which would be smarter while working?
    etc...
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    If you can get into a LVN to BSN program that is affordable that would be the best choice in my opinion. LVN to BSN is on average 2-3 years. LVN to ADN is about 1 year, at community colleges. ADN programs are the most affordable and is not a bad choice. Once you have your RN, there are more options for school available for RN to BSN and it is not nearly as difficult to get into one of these programs as BSN or ADN. RN to BSN takes 2 years if you go part time, 15 months if you want to go full time. Of course this takes longer if you take into consideration the prereqs.

    RN to ADN is possible while working, but VERY difficult. My best advice is take anything you can get into. I got accepted into a BSN program but I was already a semester into an ADN so I decided to finish that. Most of my lvn buddies have not been so fortunate, it's difficult to get into programs now with decreased funding. Best of luck.
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    I'm curently a patien care technician workin in the emergency room ... Which mean i have my phlebotomist , ekg, CNA , certification i also have my associate in health care adminitration ... And i took my intravenouce certification which mean i can put iv .. But im not allowed to ... Im also a medical assistant and biller and coder .. Well the question is since i have all of my nursing pre - requisit i would like to know which would be a smart route for me ... if going to lpn school then BSN or just going straigth in to RN - school then to BSN .... I was also wondering since i have my associate in health care would it shorten the lpn to bsn process ... Lpn is 11 moth RN 2 years Lpn to bsn 2 - 4 years RN to BSN 1.5 year But i would like to know if having an associate plus lpn would only mean i have to go,for school for 1.5 year to get my BSN.
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    I'm curently a patien care technician workin in the emergency room ... Which mean i have my phlebotomist , ekg, CNA , certification i also have my associate in health care adminitration ... And i took my intravenouce certification which mean i can put iv .. But im not allowed to ... Im also a medical assistant and biller and coder .. Well the question is since i have all of my nursing pre - requisit i would like to know which would be a smart route for me ... if going to lpn school then BSN or just going straigth in to RN - school then to BSN .... I was also wondering since i have my associate in health care would it shorten the lpn to bsn process ... Lpn is 11 moth RN 2 years Lpn to bsn 2 - 4 years RN to BSN 1.5 year But i would like to know if having an associate plus lpn would only mean i have to go,for school for 1.5 year to get my BSN.
    Nursevaldez,It's considered spamming to just copy and paste your post on every thread. The best way to get an answer (and not be annoying) is to start your own thread and then patiently wait for someone to answer you.
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    Honestly, I think the smartest thing to do is to apply to all available programs in your area and go to the one you get into. I applied to a LPN-RN program and didn't get in. A few months later I applied to a LPN-BSN program and I got in! I would have gone into any program that I could get into (except online schools like excelsior, its just not for me).

    I hope you choose whats best for you! :-)
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    How long are the typical LPN-RN programs?
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    I personally am going LPN to RN bridge on-line because school is competitve where I am. In fact, we only have one school in the whole state that offers a nursing program. I also have three kids and need to work, so something I can do on my own schedule is a higher priority than cost- especially since I am a veteran and have financial aid because of it. If schedule wasn't a factor, I would go straight to BSN. In the area I am at, doing that would take less time than bridging and then going RN to BSN. I think the correct answer is really an individual one that depends on the costs of the schools around you and whether you plan to go full time or part time.


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