I need to decide whether I should become an LPN, or what type of route I should take in becoming a nurse. CDI college offers a one year condensed program which allows you to take the LPN licensing exam. I was thinking that I could do this and then become an RN afterwards. Has anyone heard of the CDI program being worthwhile? I was also wondering, does the program give you the same results toward your career as a college degree, or is it something different?