Something else to consider is that if you have all
your prerequisites completed for nursing school
, as you do want to become an RN, LVN school may be a 3 semester program and RN is typically a 4 semester program. Sure, it is possible to complete LVN in about a year, then find work, get your prereqs done and go back for the RN. You'd still end up having to do another full year of school, where you might find that the difference between LVN and RN may truly be just one semester. I was offered a position in an LVN program and I would be graduating in December. I was also offered a seat in an RN program and I will be done the following May. I made the decision that if I want to do RN, sacrificing another 4 months of time in school is far more preferable to sacrificing about a year and a half to two years after
completing LVN school and moving on to the RN upgrade, even though I'd be likely working a whole lot sooner!