LPN - good place to start??

  1. I am a stay at home mom and am looking to go back to school to get my LPN. Because my time is limited I thought this would be a good place to start and then get my RN after my son starts school full time - he is almost 3.

    What advice can you give me?

    I already received a diploma in Medical assisting many years ago ( like 15 years ago) and I took some of the nursing courses in college but basically I am starting over fresh.

    Thanks
    Lauren
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  3. by   suebird3
    yes, lpn is a good way to start. heck, i went that route 19 years ago, and did go on to get my bsn.

    think of it this way....you get some experience along the way.

    suebird
  4. by   LADYFLOWER
    Quote from suebird3
    yes, lpn is a good way to start. heck, i went that route 19 years ago, and did go on to get my bsn.

    think of it this way....you get some experience along the way.

    suebird
    good advice!
  5. by   mercytech
    Hi Lauren! Welcome to allnurses!

    I think getting your LPN is a great way to start!

    I know how hard it is to try committing to school when you have a small child (my daughter is almost two)...LPN is a great way to go!
  6. by   Cutienurse2be
    So, it is then? I was wondering this myself.. I have been a sahm for almost 4 years now, and Im ready, have most of my preq's for ADN, however, its very competitive-so my idea is to get this and bridge over. I dont have any medical experience-really at all.. so Im thinking this would be good for me at least..
  7. by   Dani989
    I think you should first look into LPN jobs in your area , I know some places are getting away from hiring LPNs.
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Lauren12
    I am a stay at home mom and am looking to go back to school to get my LPN. Because my time is limited I thought this would be a good place to start and then get my RN after my son starts school full time - he is almost 3.

    What advice can you give me?

    I already received a diploma in Medical assisting many years ago ( like 15 years ago) and I took some of the nursing courses in college but basically I am starting over fresh.

    Thanks
    Lauren
    Here's a friendly suggestion. Visit the LPN Forum for more information and specific advice from other LPNs. Good luck!
    www.allnurses.com/forums/f99/

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