I am an almost nursing student, I'm planning on starting nursing next year but there's so many routes and I'm not sure which way to go. As of right now I have three options and I'd really appreciate some advice from current nurses and students who have made this decision. Ultimately, I want to get a BSN by the end of all this. Here are the options:
1. I can take an LPN course in the fall. This course would be tuition free for me and is two years in length. After completing this course I'd take an LPN-BSN bridging program.
2. I can take an ADN program in the fall which is also tuition free for me.It's 3 years. Then take a bridging program to a BSN. Problem is the bridging program for the ADN and LPN are the same length so I'd feel like I might be wasting a year this way. The ADN is a super good program though and the school's awesome.
3. Option 3 is to take pre-nursing for a year starting in the fall to get my prereqs and then apply straight into a BSN program after that year. This option is not tuition free and I'd have to pay for the pre-nursing course and obviously the BSN.
Thanks so much for your help!