I am about to start LPN at Tenn Tech in May and I am extemely excited. I have about 36 college credits but I havent been to school in ages. I am now starting over at 45. EEEK I am hoping that I will get my license and my goal is to then continue on to receive my RN. I am trying to do research now but it seems a bit confusing to me. It seems the fast track is still the same amount of credits and time needed? 65 and 2 years??? Does receiving your LNP make it easier to get into an RN course and are some schools easier than others? I am in the Jackson TN area.
for your thoughts!
Mar 23, '09
First of all Congrats! My mother-in-law just graduated from Jackson's LPN to RN program. It was hard for her, she had to repeat a class or two but she is happy to have her RN license (just got it a like a month or two ago) and is working at Jackson Madison County General.
I am currently in the BSN program at UTM almost finished with my junior year of the program which means I have one more to go.
I don't have experience with your direct situation but basically an LPN program is 1 year and a straight ADSN program is 2 years. The benefit of getting your LPN first is you are able to work after just 1 year so you can make money and also they get more clinical experience.
Getting your LPN first wouldn't make it easier to get into an RN course if you are going to bridge in the LPN-RN class as everyone else trying to get in has the same qualifications as you. If you are wanting to get your LPN and then start a ADSN or BSN program then you might have a leg up. We currently have 1 girl in my BSN class who already is an LPN and she is doing well.
Last edit by Gauge on Mar 23, '09