BSN after BS degree

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BeachsideRN, ASN

1,722 Posts

Specializes in NICU, Trauma, Oncology.

You do not have to be an RN before becoming an LPN. Some people become an LPN before RN but that Is not necessary either.


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With all your qualification, I will advice that you go for a Direct entry BSN/MSN. You can work as RN if you pass NCLEX-RN after the BSN portion and do your MSN portion full or part-time. You have the prerequisites already and even more. Look for schools that offer BSN/MSN. It usually goes for 3 years but the BSN portion is between 12-16 months. Good luck. AND there is nothing like going from RN to LPN. I have never heard about that. You can go from LPN to RN but honestly I dont think you need that with all the prerequisites that you have. It's like going backwards.

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Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine.
I would like to get my LPN but am of the understanding that I have to become an RN first.

Do you mean NP not LPN?

All NPs are RNs first.

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