Right now I'm a college student in a major I do not want to be in. My gpa is not very high so I can't even think about transfering into another BSN nursing program. But I am looking to transfer either a lpn program or an associate degree nursing program. I really LOVE nursing and I cant wait to get started. I've looked at places and I realized the only way I can start my career to nursing is to start in a lpn or associate nursing degree program. My question is what is a better option? A lpn program or an associate nursing degree program? If I'm understanding it right, I've looked and they said that when I graduate from an associate nursing degree program I will be eligible to get my license as a RN. Is that correct? Why is it that they have an associate degree nursing program and then have it where you can then go the bsn track? If one graduates from a four year bsn program arent they eligible to get their rn license as well? My question is what is the difference between an associate degree nursing program and a bsn 4 yr program if they all are eligible to become an RN once they past the test(if I'm correct on that)? Also what is a diploma in nursing and what can it lead too?
Sorry so many questions. I'm new to this and motivated
Dec 22, '06
thanks for responding. yes I'm looking into all my options and what they want. So far all the ones I've looked into I researched and I'm getting info on them all. For the most part as far as I know I meet all of their requirements so I'm pretty excited so far. I've contacted many places and for the most part I'm looking what each has to say. I'm also applying in the meantime and I will be sending out my transcripts after christmas. If I can get an appointment in with an advisor or e-mail a specific advisor that would be great as well like you said reno. We'll see. I'm just taking things one day at a time....
Last edit by summersent on Dec 22, '06