Hello wonderful allnurses community! I am a pre-nursing student currently trying to wrap a couple of classes up so I can persue nursing school. I'm a junior but I have changed my majors several times, luckly I have a B or better in my sciences, english, ext ext. I have 2 1/2 years of sales experience so I have been working sales jobs and the like however recently am I wanted to actaully get some hands on action. The two options I have found are either an LPN or EMT program until I can get into nursing school. I was hoping to get some input on what path I should take or if they even make sense. My GPA is not the best but all my prereqs are Bs or higher. I am tired of sales, and at this point I don't care about money as I just want to be enjoying what I have wanted to do since I was five (medical field). I don't care how hard it is or how many hours of sleep I lose or if I have to work two jobs to get through everything, I decided that I was going to do this and aside from God directly intefering I am going to become an RN and then get my MSN. Also I mentioned that money isn't a major factor, I do have bills to pay and I am hoping to get married eventually so I do need to make enough to live on (I halved my salary with my current job an I am still managing). I was selling used cars and althought the money was great I did poorly that semester because I would skip class to finish a deal and never studied...ever. So I left car sales and got into banking (good timing I guess haha).
For people who don't want to read all my nonsense:
1) Are there any EMT to RN programs (EMT not Paramedic)
2) What do other people think who were in a similar situation
3) LPN pay is around $13.00 from what I gather, is this correct? Is there a depend for LPNs? Will this help me with Nursing at all?
4) EMT pay is around $10.00 from what I gather? Correct?
*ohh my God...I can't use the spell check function at work....I apologize in advance....there will be millions of silly spelling errors....**