Hello, so my problem is choosing between two schools
......i can go to a for-profit college right now and be a LVN in one year it will cost 34,000. But with finacial aide it will be about 13,000. According to them.
Or I can go on a waiting list at a community college. With a 6 year waitlist. Ill be 34 when I graduate
Which would you choose?
Details- I'm 27 divorced mom of two toddlers currently living with my parents. I've been a CNA for 8 years. I'm fed up with being one too......I dont have to pay rent if that helps. Also I currently live in cailfornia but desperately want to go back home to upstate ny. Will I be able to transfer a LVN licence to another state from a for profit college? Thanks
Sep 30, '17
I couldn't wait 6 years.
I would do the math and figure out how much money you will be making if you wait 6 years and work as a CNA while you are on the wait list, and compare that will going to school for 1 year and not being able to work and paying 13,000 but then working 5 years as a LVN.
For example in my area LVNs make an average of $19.74 an hour
so 5 years working at 40 hours a week
19.74 x 40 x 52 x 5 = 205,296 over 5 years, subtract the 13,000 that school cost = 192,296
divide that final number by five and you would average $38,459 a year.
CNAs in my area make an average of $11.35 an hour.
11.35 x 40 x 52 x 6 = 141,648
an average of $23,608 per year.
Just going by numbers the obvious choice is to go LVN. The gap between each option will grow and time goes on which puts LVN even higher in your favor. I think you would enjoy it more as well since you have been a CNA 8 years, you sound ready to move on.
To answer your question about moving to NY, "LPN's transferring from another state can be become licensed in New York by endorsement. All that is required is to provide verification of licensure from previous state of license." LPN Programs in New York, License Requirements | PracticalNursing.org
I say go for it!
Last edit by awind on Sep 30, '17
: Reason: grammar