I have researched this site and a few others in order to make a career change. My husband and I have two children one 13 year old and one 14 month old. I am currently a biology teacher, and have wanted to get into medicine years ago. I was premed in college, and I never took the curriculum for pre nursing, so there are classes that I am lacking.
I would need A&PI/II and Micro. and lab and most Ms. schools want me to take College Algebra and Gen Chem again, because of how long it's been since I graduated.
My husband and I can only afford one year with me out of work. I have chosen the LPN track, and have applied to Hinds, and I will apply to the others as soon as our Christmas break starts.
I must brush up on Algebra I'm told, over the break in order to take the NET. If there is anyone in the LPN program on this site, please give me some info. about it. I am applying to the VBurg campus. Is it easier to get in to Vburg? Is it easier to get into LPN versus RN? Is it true that I can get an RN online after I get my LPN license, and it will only take a year? Does St.D., CMMC, River Region, and UMC, employ online RN's? And lastly, can I find work as an LPN with no experience at the hospitals that wrote about , and if so how much can a fresh newbie out of school make as an LPN?
I want to work as soon as I pass the NCLEX, and I want to do the online RN or the Vburg bridge program twice a week and every other weekend. What I don't know is how long the evening LPN bridge program will take, it looks like a year from what I read on the HindsCC site.
If anyone has any comments or answers, I would so appreciate a shout. My final plan is to do the 1 year UMC nurse educator track, so that I could teach and practice at the same time.:hatparty: