I'm 20 yrs old with 2 kids. I'm a cna now but the job is too much and pay horrible. I was planning to get the lpn and then take the bridge test for the RN. Also, is porter and Chester a good school for lpn?
Dec 26, '12
by nursel56 Guide
I don't see anything wrong with your plan. Lots of people have done their education in "stages" because there was a need to be out making a decent paycheck as soon as possible due to their life circumstances. There is a vast difference in wages, cost of living, the local job market for LPNs, and the types of facilities they work in from one state or region to another. Since you are already a CNA I would imagine you have an idea about those things already.
You asked about the school. The best place to ask that would probably be in your specific state forum (list here
), the General Nursing Student Forum
or the LPN/LVN Nursing Student Forum
Keep in mind people everyone is so unique in their needs when you are reading the opinions. Some people are strongly against any type of for-profit vocational school,for example. I know quite a few nurses who started out in a for-profit school who have successful careers today. You'll want to independently verify any information coming from the school, though.
Best wishes as you take on the challenge of creating a better future for your kids!
Last edit by nursel56 on Dec 26, '12