Would it be SMARTER to do my LVN then ADN based on GPA?

  1. Hi all!
    I was wondering if it would be best to try to get into an LVN program to boost my GPA, rather than go into an ADN first. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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  3. by   mkatts19
    Much of the advice I heard of before nursing school was that if you can get into the straightest path, to go for it. If you can get into an ADN program, then why would you do LVN? Some people take LVN because they feel they need more experience or maybe at the time, that's what their schedule called for. If you're planning to go into LVN to boost your GPA, I'd say that's the wrong reason to do it. Boost your GPA through college coursework and the pre-reqs for the ADN program. Go ahead and apply to both LVN and ADN programs. If you find that one is a 2 year wait and the other is a 2 month... then you have a decision to make. If you get into an LVN program and while waiting to start, you get into an ADN one then, you have a decision. But aim higher. Not saying LVN is low at all, but level wise I mean... If you could get into a Masters program with just taking general college courses, heck yes all of us would try to get into that program rather than a BSN you know? But I've not been an LVN before, I went straight to BSN so everyone will have a different opinion/story. Just depends on what fits your situation the most and best .
  4. by   zoe92
    If you want to boost your GPA, start taking classes for your BSN and then apply for the ADN. Those extra classes can be used later for the BSN and make your GPA go up.