Senior in HS. LVN, RN, Bridge program?! Help!

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    Hi! I'm a senior in high school and I would like to become an RN, however there are so many options I have no idea where to start. Keeping this short, I am not sure whether to become an LVN and do a bridge program.... or just keep it simple and find a nursing program (ASN). Things I would like to mention are: I hate prerequisites and I would LOVE to keep them to a minimum or not at all, I would like to finish in as little time as possible, I live in Southern California. Another question I have is, Is it possible to graduate high school, become an LVN, bridge program, and become an RN... and avoid prerequisites? Someone PLEASE help me out! Thanks!
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    You are so young! Go straight for ASN or even BSN. Good luck!
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    Most RN programs I've looked at require prerequisite classes. Even the LVN to RN program have prerequisite along with requiring LVNs to work as one for a minimum of 1 year. That also goes for BSN programs. If I where you go straight into prerequisite classes full time an before you know it you'll be done. I took the long road, took 2 classes a semester so 4 classes a year had two kids and I am just about to start my second semester of RN school.
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    Your best bet would be to go for your BSN, especially now while you are young. You really can't avoid prerequisites like A&P or biology. You will have to do them at some point.There are no shortcuts in nursing and you will have to do the same work as everyone else to get there.
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    Expect to at least have to take 4-5 science pre-reqs plus some math, English, psychology, and some times even electives. This not debatable. You have to have these in order to apply for any of the degrees you mention.
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    Quote from alexandra_iris
    Hi! I'm a senior in high school and I would like to become an RN, however there are so many options I have no idea where to start. Keeping this short, I am not sure whether to become an LVN and do a bridge program.... or just keep it simple and find a nursing program (ASN). Things I would like to mention are: I hate prerequisites and I would LOVE to keep them to a minimum or not at all, I would like to finish in as little time as possible, I live in Southern California. Another question I have is, Is it possible to graduate high school, become an LVN, bridge program, and become an RN... and avoid prerequisites? Someone PLEASE help me out! Thanks!
    If you don't have alot of responsibilities to look forward to the next at least 2 or 3 years after HS graduation, go for ASN or BSN. Take the prereqs and get good gpa and study and pass nursing entrance test with a highest score you could possibly get. LVN takes too long. If you're only getting the certificate just to bridge, you still have to take prereqs, and take the test.
    Nursing education requires you to be in school for such a long time cause preqreqs usually take 1 and a half to 2 years to complete, plus you have to wait to be accepted into the proper nursing program which is where the real challenge starts.
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