Hello, I am a little confused on how to start off my nursing career. I currently possess an Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology with a 3.5 average from my local college here which I aquired in June of 2006. I am actually desiring to change careers and out of the few options I had (police officer, fire fighter, nursing) I finally decided that nursing would best suit me.
How do I start? My local college (the one I graduated from) that is less than 10 minutes away does not have an RN program. They only offer the LPN program. I have been doing some research on online courses to become an RN but those require you to already be an LPN.
I was thinking about signing up for this LPN class and during the wait period I could finish my core prerequisite classes and then after I obtain my LPN degree then take an online course from LPN-RN so I could spend more time at home. Does this sound like a good idea?
The only option I have for taking a course straight to RN Associate's Degree would be to go to a more distant school, about a 40 minute drive... meaning much less time at home and I don't know if I could fit that into my schedule because my work hours are not flexible, I could only attend school at night (which my local college does offer).
Thank you soooo much for your reply, I really look forward into becoming part of the nursing community soon!