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Confused about Rn/LPN/RN BSN

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by christwendt christwendt (New) New

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Okay so I'm very confused. Can you please tell me if I have this understood correct. A LPN is a Rn with out a bsn? Also know as a (AS) And a Rn bsn is a Rn with a a bachelors? Also to get me through school can you make a decent living with only your RN (AS) while you work toward your RN BSN? thanks

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Luckyyou has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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An LPN is a licensed practical nurse (also known as LVNs in some states) and isn't the same as an RN. They practice under a more limited scope based on the state and sometimes the facility. An RN and RN-BSN both take the same boards and have the same scope of practice, but an RN without a bachelor's degree in nursing will have an associate's degree or diploma. You can graduate with one of those and pass boards to be able to get a job while you work on your BSN. The market in many areas for nurses without a bachelor's degree is very tight, however.

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beast master RN has 2 years experience and specializes in wound care.

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lol , boy u are lost, haha . dont fret a big time AS RN is here to help you. A lvn/lpn and RN are different ,different schooling different nclex and different scope of practice , A rn with a associates degree vs a bachelors degree is the same in the scope of practice . the differences in pay here in south texas is any were from .25 cents to a dollar starting in a reg med surge floor . theres more opportunities with your bachelors degre than a regular old AS degree

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse = a nurse who has undergone training and obtained a practical nursing license to provide routine care to the sick; attainable through a 12-month certificate program, 12-month diploma program, or (less commonly) an associate of applied science degree in practical nursing. LPNs are not RNs. LPNs may enroll in completion or bridge programs to become RNs.

RN - Registered Nurse = a multifaceted nurse who delivers patient care, manages the provision of care, offers psychosocial support to patients and families, and provides health education to various entities such as patients, family members, students, and the public. A person who would like to become a registered nurse may select from four different points of entry. Diploma programs, associate degree programs, bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree programs, and direct-entry master of science in nursing (DEMSN) degree programs are all legitimate paths to become an RN.

By the way, I was an LPN for 4 years prior to becoming an RN. However, a person does not need to become an LPN in order to be an RN.

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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Just chiming in that not all PNs obtain their education in 12 months. It is a two+ year diploma programme in Canada.

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