LPN to RN vs LPN to BSN - page 2

by keykey0890

I have about a year experience working with my LPN license and now I'm ready to further my education since my end goal is a masters. I'm stuck on whether to go for my RN first before my BSN or just go straight for my BSN. Any... Read More


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    Thank you SO much everyone for the replies. I like the step by step method too. It's just simpler for me to stay grounded. I prefer to have my RN in the next year, even though hospitals are only hiring with BSN. No matter what I'll be continuing to BSN. There are more school options for RN-BSN in my area, or I can do an online program maybe. The LPN-RN program is 1 year accelerated. Does anyone know how long RN- BSN programs usually are?
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    Well if you already have your RN it depends on your area and how badly you need the job. If you need the money now and you live in an area where hospitals won't hire you without a BSN, then get the BSN first. If you already have a job or can wait a little longer to get one, then go straight through to MSN so you can get it over with.
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    Quote from keykey0890
    I have about a year experience working with my LPN license and now I'm ready to further my education since my end goal is a masters.
    I'm stuck on whether to go for my RN first before my BSN or just go straight for my BSN.
    Any input would be greatly appreciated
    I looked into both, and for me, I couldn't justify paying the same amount for a one year LPN-RN than for the 2.5 year LPN-BSN at the same price, so I did the LPN-BSN. Graduated a week ago. If you want your masters, some programs have LPN-BSN, then BSN-MSN.
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    Quote from jessika12gold
    Thank you SO much everyone for the replies. I like the step by step method too. It's just simpler for me to stay grounded. I prefer to have my RN in the next year, even though hospitals are only hiring with BSN. No matter what I'll be continuing to BSN. There are more school options for RN-BSN in my area, or I can do an online program maybe. The LPN-RN program is 1 year accelerated. Does anyone know how long RN- BSN programs usually are?
    Usually 12-18 months.


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