Quote from jdcandyman
I would go the community college route but where I live it is extremely hard to get into the classes I need. And I would rather take out a loan for 30k than have to spend two-three years in a community college or state college and just get it done in 12 months. It also takes like 4-5-6 years to get a bsn through cc's around here. So if i do a bridge program I could probably go from a lvn to bsn within 2-3 years. I just want to make sure that if i do get an lvn cetificate that I will be able to get my bsn after I pay off my first loan. I will most likely be living with my parents while I get my lvn degree should I go that route so I dont have to worry about housing costs so I think I could afford to take out a small loan especially if I work part time. However I am very concerned about what ''boojum'' said about lvn's being phased out, If I do get my lvn certificate will I even be able to find a job?
Thanks for all the help, im so glad to have found this site with all the helpful people on it
I don't mean to discourage you, I would just hate for you to spend that money and time and then not be able to find a job and pay back your loan. You should be able to get a bsn after lvn, but like other people said, you would still have to complete all the nursing prerequisites before you go. If you have this big loan and you can't get a job during all that time, you could be in trouble.
You could try checking your local hospital and LTC facilities to see if they have job postings for LVNs.
If you are going to take out a loan, I would encourage you to go the community college route. It will be so much cheaper that you could use some of your loan to pay for housing near the campus. Put in the two years now. You can work as a CNA while you do it.
I really wish you luck and I know you will make it to your goal!