Quote from tou860
Here are some of my questions I need opinions and Former RN's to help with this:
1) Is it easier to become a CNA then apply to Nursing school and try to get in?
2) Is it easier to become an LPN then apply to a Nursing school and try to be accepted?
3) Whats the most efficient and fast way of becoming a RN?
I was thinking about going for my CNA in Jan. of 2008 and hopefully transfering to a nursing school in Fall of 2008. Or is it better to go and find a school for a 2 year degree in LPN or RN then becoming an RN? Any info would be deeply appreciated.
A typical student who goes for a BSN in nursing will take 3.5-4 years.
My situations is this, I am in a private university, no such things as a wait list, more expensive. I started in April of this year, 2007, and will be completed and ready for my NCLEX by June 2009. This includes ALL my pre reqs. Had I already had my pre reqs, I could complete our program in 18 months. I will have my ASN, associates of science in nursing, and be an RN, after I pass NCLEX. Now at that point I will be 2 years into schooling and be an RN. I will take my BSN classes online, as my school offers this as well, this will take 1 more year....and in 3 years time I will have my BSN in nursing. WAY Faster then traditional method. PLUS the last year I will be working and making money, and gaining experience while getting my BSN.
Good luck in what you decide to do.