I am not sure what area you are in, but in the Triad area, Forsyth Tech has a bridge program where you do not have to be employed. Davidson Community College at one time required that you were. Search your local community college websites. Under their 'bridge' requirements, it will state whether or not you have to be employed as an LPN.
Thanks neygray, I'm in the Triad area and willing to travel. Forsyth requires 6 months and Davidson which is where I'm graduating from used to require 2 years but they changed it to 18 months for us.
Whatever you decide, good luck. I'm planning to start FTCC in the spring for the bridge program. If nothing else, you can work the 6 months and by the time the winter quarte rolls around again, you'll have it!
hi neygrey , im from ftcc area an hope to go to nursing there lpn or rn dont know yet , will you tell me how long the waiting list is there , was it really hard to get in and is their program really exspensive ? i know lots of questions im new to going back to school lol !! thanx for any info !