mind boggled over whether or not to go for LVN...


  1. i have really always wanted to go for my rn, @ my community college, but it will still take me a good while to accomplish this! i need to get back into the workforce (soon) and i wanted to do so as some kind of medical professional, so i enrolled myself into lvn school @ a hospital and my main worry is this; after completing my lvn, how much longer will it take me to earn my rn? i would really appreciate any info! thanks!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   ginger58
    I would think it might take 1-2 years more. Some programs have a bridge program or advanced standing for LPNs to carry on to get their RN.
    Best wishes to you!
  4. by   WDWpixieRN
    You need to check with area colleges/universities and perhaps also at the hospital where you're obtaining this LVN. Requirements can vary from location to location and can also depend on where you obtained the LVN from and how those courses fit in to another program's requirements.

    Good luck!!
  5. by   Jules A
    Hi,
    In my area if you can get into a LPN to RN bridge program and you have all your pre-reqs done it only takes 2 semesters and a bridge class to get your RN. Good luck, Jules
  6. by   Tweety
    LPN to RN programs are usually one year long. However, it also depends on what pre-req and co-req courses you have done like Microbiology. So you might have a year of those courses.

    Getting your LPN now is a good way to get your feet wet and start earning money.

    Good luck in whatever you decide.
  7. by   DesertRain
    I think it's a great idea. I kinda wish I had thought about before diving straight into the deep end without learning how to tread water first...meaning I went straight for my RN and in hindsight, for as long and stressful as getting into the RN program has started to become, I probably would have been an LPN already and been an RN sooner than doing it the RN way first. So many people I know that are LPN's are bridging over and also quite a few RN's I know were LPN/LVN's first. If you're thinking that you may not ever get your RN, I think in this field your chances of eventually becoming an RN is likely. And if that's what you really want to do in the end, trust me you will do it and probably sooner than you think. Good luck to you.

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