Quote from Zelda30
Let's just say if I do the LPN program and go to a LPN TO BSN Program. Will that work?
Seems to me that you are set on becoming an LPN regardless of the advice you receive here. If you want a liberal arts degree, get it. If you want to become an LPN, do so. If you want to become an RN, become an RN. The bottom line is that if your goal is to become an RN with a BSN, you will be wasting a lot of time (and money) if you choose to pursue anything else first.
The only thing required prior to beginning your studies towards the BSN is a completed application on file with the school and an acceptance letter from that school...period.
A liberal arts degree won't score you any brownie points in nursing school
. In fact, the nursing program will probably extract only those credits from that degree that would satisfy specific prereqs, and toss the rest.
If you have the option, which it appears that you do, I would suggest the direct-entry BSN program. If it's a matter of needing income as soon as possible, then yes, get the LPN. But understand that there are some programs that allow RN students to sit for the LPN NCLEX at a certain point in the ASN and/or BSN program. So, I still wouldn't waste any time pursuing an independent practical nursing program if I indeed had other options.