I am a LPN who works in a Rehab/LTC facility. I love my job, I feel like I am doing what I am meant to do. I have recently started becoming interested in working towards my RN. I do find the thought of working in the ER interesting, but I think I should keep my focus in long term care, as I find my most fulfillment in providing care on a day to day basis. I enjoy getting to know people, beyond their diagnosis.
I think if I become a RN, I would most likely focus on wound care and prevention. Skin care and wound prevention is a big deal in a good long term care facility. I also like the idea of being a treatment nurse because you still get alot of patient interaction.
So what I want to know is.....What are your thoughts on the LPN to ASN program? What are the pros and cons on doing this online? If you are a nurse who managed a home, child, full time nursing job, and school, what was it like? Also what advice do you have to offer?
Peace and Blessings
Aug 15, '12
I am almost finished with the Excelsior ASN program and it suits my busy lifestyle of raising 12 kids, working part time, homeschooling, and running a small home-based business. It involves a strong commitment to studying and staying on track with taking exams. You will have to make it a priority for at least 15 - 24 months. I should be graduated within 2 yrs of starting the program. It is challenging but also very doable.
I would advise nurses considering Excelsior NOT to go through TCN or any other facilitators. Save yourself some money and go directly through the school. I've observed TCN course modules to be very inadequate and certainly not worth the extra you pay. You can purchase the necessary books on amazon and give yourself the appropriate knowlege base.
Last edit by shawnsgirl on Aug 15, '12
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