North Shore Community College LPN or RN

  1. Hello, I'm so happy I'm finally going back to school, and I will like to go for Lpn or RN. I'm 23 years old and I have a 2 years old baby girl, I'm a single mom so I have to work full time to support my baby and myself. I live in Lynn, Massachusetts and North Shore Community College is only 5 minutes from my house and is also one of the best colleges around here.

    I want to start taking the prerequisites this summer so I can apply for the program in September and start with the nursing classes hopefully by fall next year. But I have a little Problem, the classes are full time 7:00 am to 2:00pm and 2:00 to 9:00 everyday. I have to work and pay rent, I don't have nobody to depend on it.

    What I want to know is if the LPN program at the college is worth it? And in my condition full time mom and work Should I go to LPN first and then RN?

    Thank you so much for your advices,
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    Joined: Jul '12; Posts: 12


  3. by   JayCimone
    First I'd like to say congratulations for making the decision to go back to school! That is awesome!

    I'm no mom and I do not live alone however I can say that you will have times when you will be super busy even during your prerequisites BECAUSE you also have to work - which I understand!

    If I were you - if I was a mom and providing for my family...I would definitely do an LPN program first and then get your RN.

    This is just my opinion! I wish you the best of luck! Whatever you decide to do - you can!
  4. by   007Bonita
    I'm thinking about become a LPN first and them go for RN, but I don't know I feel I already wasted so many years in nothing that I just want to go get my degree and find a good job. But in I also think that I'm working full time and is barely enough to pay my bills and I don't qualify for any public assistance because they say I make too much, and they are right before deductions of course.
  5. by   antunes88
    Shawsheen tech in Billerica has a lpn evening program,you should try there !