LPN while on RN wait list?

  1. I currently hold a B.S. in Marketing but have decided to go back to school for nursing. Right now I'm taking my pre-reqs at Valencia College. Once those are completed, I can apply to the RN program, where they accept everyone (and then weed them out through the nursing classes). Due to this, there is a two year wait list from the time you apply/are accepted until your class starts. I could complete a one-year LPN program at Orlando Tech while on this wait list and get started working in the nursing field sooner. Does this seem like a decent idea?

    Before it's mentioned, I have looked into the A-BSN program at UCF but I've heard that it's so intense that it's nearly impossible to work during it at all and I NEED to work.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   xoCrash
    Anyone? =(
  4. by   PrinceCharming
    Sure, why not? No reason for you to just sit around (I know that's not what you're doing), get some experience make money and start networking.

    That's a really long wait. o.O
  5. by   xoCrash
    Quote from PrinceCharming
    Sure, why not? No reason for you to just sit around (I know that's not what you're doing), get some experience make money and start networking.

    That's a really long wait. o.O
    It is a long wait.. But the LPN to RN bridge also has no wait right now so I'd still end up with an ADN faster and for around the same price.. I think.

    Has anyone ever done LPN at OTech then RN at Valencia after already having a bachelors degree and the Valencia RN pre-reqs complete? I'm interested in knowing whether or not I'll also be able to complete the OTech program faster since I have a handful of classes already done.
  6. by   Kimynurse
    I am doing similar, I'm now a LPN, I'm in a RN program now, then BSN and so on.

    I have no regrets at all. Working as a nurse is all I wanted to do.

    I am a nurse and love my path.

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