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Finally going back to school

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by trimm trimm Member

After 8 years as an LPN, I finally decided to go back to school. I got my acceptance letter today for the ADN program and I am exited. I would like for you to please tell me the benifits of being an RN over an LPN. I have some general ideas, but I want to know what opportunities or changes this has opened for others. Please share.

more $$$

more employment opportunities

more job prestige

more chances to move up the ladder

more work responsibilities and skills

Im only applying to LPN school this fall but already thinking about how old I will be when I can get into RN school. Im 39 right now, so Im pushing it. A few years can seem like a lot, wish I had this whole school thing done before I was 40. I plan on trying to work until Im 65 so I am still debating if its worth my time as well.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Im only applying to LPN school this fall but already thinking about how old I will be when I can get into RN school. Im 39 right now, so Im pushing it. A few years can seem like a lot, wish I had this whole school thing done before I was 40. I plan on trying to work until Im 65 so I am still debating if its worth my time as well.
The time is going to pass, irregardless of whether you further your education. You can be 50 years of age with an RN license, or 50 years of age without one. Since the time is going to pass anyway, you might as well go all the way, reach for the stars, and get your RN license after you graduate from the LPN program.

Hey Anne,

I am 37 this yr. Will be starting my nursing school ( for RN) in Singapore on monday. I am not sure If can I make it, but I have decided to give it a try. Like you, I wished i have done all this in my 20s. Glad that there is a a forum for nursing students to interact and it seem that there are more matured adults going back to school to study nursing or make a career switch in the US than in singapore. Here in Singapore , it feels like i am on my own. Out of the 20s students in my class, i am the only one in the late 30s.

Don't feel bad. I have at least 10 years on you and I'm starting an RN program soon 8-):)

I would definitely go back to RN school!