I guess I am really just look for advice..so let me explain my story then see if anyone has any to give!
I have been in college for 3 years but could never settle on a degree so I took a year off and did some soul searching and decided nursing is what I really want to do. I did enroll in an RN program but I have a yr. of pre. reqs to do while waiting to get into the clincals and then I can start by the time it's all said and done I will have 3 more years of school till I'm done this upsets me on every level possible just because I would have been in school for 6 years for a degree that takes most 2, but hey thats only my own fault...my problem now is that I really dont want to wait 3 years to have my career..& Ive been married now for almost 2 and I am ready to start a family...The idea of waiting for 3 years is so depressing to me..The only reason really why in the beginging I choose RN over LPN was because so many people said it would be pointless to be an LPN when you can be an RN and make so much more money ( no offense to LPN's thats just what other ppl said)...But I just don't know maybe in my situation it DOES make sense because I could get started on a family..give the kids some time to grow up then go back to school for RN or possibly more...I know I wont make as much money as I would as an RN but it's not about money really..as long as I have enough to support my family and LIKE what I'm doing I'll be happy I really believe it's the little things in life that matter the most..I guess a question would be for anyone who was an LPN first then went back to be an RN..was it worth it? or do you wish you would have done RN to start with? How long do LPN-to RN programs typically take? If you were in my situation what would you do & why?
Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this and reply