My advice -- start job searching for LPN jobs to see if there are many LPN jobs available in your state or area. Also are most of the LPN job postings looking for 1 yr. of LPN experience.
I do not have experience working as an LPN and have been looking for an LPN job since January in my state and area but most of the job postings say 1 yr. LPN experience required some say 1 yr. experience preferred. I have applied to all of them with only 3 calls and 2 interviews and no job yet.
Also I have just read posts on allnurses of RN's in NC, I think, accepting LPN jobs while they are continuing to look for an RN job.
No offense to those RN's but if RN's are taking LPN jobs then what is an LPN to do. I don't live in NC but maybe that is what is happening in my state too. I called a ltc facility recently and was told they were hiring LPN's I applied and got an interview only to find out the position did not actually require an LPN it could be filled with a Med Tech or CNA.
I don't mean to discourage you but only to enlighten you to the reality of what nursing jobs
are available for LPN's. Check for yourself where you live I am sure it is different in every state.
You might also look at RN job postings to see if there are more of those than LPN and if they are specifying BSN. I think in order to know what to do in terms of education you need to know what the job market holds.
Whatever you do while you are in school work as a CNA in facilities you might want to work in later or get to know the nurses at your clinical facilities etc. make any contacts and get names, numbers, email anything that might help you get a job somewhere in the future. I didn't know getting a job would be this difficult and I was so focused on just trying to make it through school I didn't do this and now feel it might have been helpful.