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This is a discussion on LVN (of 4 years) wanting to go for my BSN help and advise in Nursing Career Advice ... Hi, my name is Julie and I am 44 years old. I have had my lvn for 4 years. I had some college in...by Yulie May 6, '12Hi, my name is Julie and I am 44 years old. I have had my lvn for 4 years. I had some college in my early 20's only to drop out to help my then husband complete his phd then to be a full time mom. All these years later I still feel like I have missed out on something. I loved getting my lvn I felt so proud, but I still want what I have always wanted...A college degree. SO, I guess my question is to those of you who have made that leap....How is it? How did you feel? was it worth it? would you do it again? I also can't lie part of me is afraid I won't be able to cut it. LVN school was not easy for me, which is one reason it meant so much for me to graduate. It was my one real personal accomplishment in life. I cried a lot, but vowed I would not quit and I made it. I am scared and need to know what the transition is like. I also have no idea how to pay for it. Thanks for the help. P.S. I work in a clinic situation, My greatest gift is the way I feel about my patients I am a giver all the way through, biggest obstacle is confidence...I know that is a biggy but it isnt something you just ask for and get. I am a hard worker and I do not believe in giving up. I also haven't started an IV in 3 years and was not so good at it when I did it.
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- May 7, '12 by BlueDevil,DNPI don't think not being a good IV starter is going to hold you back from getting a BSN. Let's just be honest, you will never know what you can do until you try. So try. Trying and failing is less shameful than failing to try IMO. You may surprise yourself.
- May 15, '12 by YulieThanks
- May 16, '12 by xoemmylouoxMy mom is 56 and is going for her LPN-RN. I always say you are never too old, nor should you quit before you try. I myself have thought about going back, but haven't found a program I like yet. Good luck!
- May 16, '12 by NRSKarenRNI've moved your thread to our Nursing Career Advice forum.
Starting IV's is not a requirement in many BSN programs.
First ask yourself: Do I do better in a structured learning environment or are you a self starter who seeks out books/courses to improve your practice? This will help you to decide between taking college courses in a brick anf morter school versus online programs.
We have many valuable threads on distant learning programs in our Degrees forum. Excelsior college online program is chosen by many working LPN's as self paced to ASN and can continue on to BSN.
Others who find classroom learning, start by taking prerequisites often at community college...this allows you to get your toes wet.
Ask your employer if they have a tuition assistance program. My health system just increased reimbursement to $10,000/ yr for FT staff through 2017 as they require BSN for all new hires and current staff must obtain by 2017.
I went through this journey graduating in 1982 and BSN has opened worlds of opportunity. Taking courses towards MSN now. B
Best wishes. You CAN acheive this dream.Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 16, '12