Help Older Student LPN Now or RN Later

  1. Hello everyone,
    I have been going crazy and just I can't figure this out to save my life. I had plan on moving out of state to attend LPN school in Sep 07. The thing is the thing this is on of those private schools that cost a lot of money. The AP I and AP II class only can transfer to like three or four schoos for RN. I found another schools that is in the same state just on the other side of the state that has a RN program There are only three more classes and two test I would have to take to get into this program. In theory I would not be able to start school in 08. This is a community college so it is very cheap but is I would have to wait another year to start this school 08. This community college RN program is not very hard to get into. But I will not finish school until 10'. I would not be finsihing school until I am 29 year old. I also that my LPN school might have a RN program in 07 but that means that the program will be a lot more. I would be comming out of school with a lot of school debt. I was thinking about getting my certificate for Phlebotomy if I was going to go to RN school at least I will be in the medical field but my husband doesn't want me to go this route. He become upset with I metion phlebotomy school. I want to a RN one day I just don't know what to do.
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  3. by   Jilaweez
    You just have to sit down and weight your pros and cons. We all want to be in nursing school YESTERDAY but sometimes having patience pays off. I don't think 29 years is old. If you look at these boards you will see many adult learners. I myself am 32 years old. If you really want to be an RN and youre a&p classes don't transfer you may be better off taking them at the community college. I though waiting an extra year or two seemed so far away and I can't believe it is here already. I hope you find the right path for you and best of luck!!
  4. by   EricJRN
    Mydee,

    I was a phlebotomist prior to becoming a nurse. It can be great experience, but a lot of people tend to get stuck (no pun intended) in that type of job and not move on with school once they start working. If you have the opportunity to start nursing school (RN or LPN) I would seriously consider going ahead with that.

    Best of luck to you in whatever path you choose. Let us know how things go.

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