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This is a discussion on lpn seeking to further education with general questions in Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN, part of General Nursing ... Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to blog with me!! So I've passed my Boards!!!...by pinkishlimegreen Apr 28, '12Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to blog with me!!
So I've passed my Boards!!! LOL!! I haven't even begin to work as a LPN, but I just know that I'll enjoy this field because I have a passion in caring for others, like I totally care about another person's emotional state! I know that I want to become a RN-BSN and possibly MSN, I've even considered PA!!! But lets face it, I'm 25 yo, married with 2 kids; boy 7yo, girl 3yo. It's been a tough road to get to where I am. I dropped out in the 11th grade due to family circumstances wnet to beauty school became a Licensed Cosmetologist, owned my own business very successful! Once I mastered this I wanted to further my education and see what else I could master.. This brought me to Nursing!! My Grandfather always knew I'd be a Nurse becasue he was a diabetic and my care for him at the age of I think 13ish came so naturally.. Administering insulin, taking blood glucose levels etc.. So he said it and it came to pass! My only concern is how do I go about continiuing this beautiful and blessed journey that God has allowed me to travel? I stared of at a Community College but moved to another state and started a Vocational College to just get my foot in the door bc I know that experiewnce is everything! ANd given my situation at the time this was the best choice I mean I do have bills and I don't see how I got through to actually graduating without having to work.. I kow that I can't afford this in continuing my education, not being able to work that is, so should I go with the program that I graduated from which is an awesome program that has RN-AA.. and just hope to bridge online to BSN.. or should I enroll in my local state college and start from scratch take it semester by semester and work as a LPN? FEEDBACK PLEASE!!
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- Apr 29, '12 by jadelpnBe careful applying for local community college--as there's sometimes quite a lenghty waiting list for both the nursing program, as well as the clinicals. There are online options for taking general education courses. Edukan is a wonderful resource, which I learned about from another poster, that has online general education courses at a good price. If you are going to work as an LPN, you can take your time and master a couple of genreal education classes at a time as your schedule and budget sees fit. I also like Indiana State and their online LPN-BSN program, BUT general ed courses need to be completed first. Also, if you begin to work in a fauciity that has tution reimbusement, that is also helpful. If you are thinking PA, then I would also see about a local EMT program. You could do EMT B then EMT I, then Paramedic. I believe that one you become a Paramedic, you can then take a PA certification. Good luck with your endevours!!