Nursing School

  1. Is it better to go straight into a 2 year nursing program and get an Associate Degree to be an RN or Should I start out as an LPN? I will be possibly going full time.....But if it is better to go full time - - I will .. . .Any suggestions???
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  3. by   hollykate
    The way I have seen most schools set up, it is really hard to not go full time. They have a series of clinical experiences that generally build upon each experience, but call the school you plan on attending and find out how that works. I did all my prereq's part time because I only needed a few.
    As far as getting the LPN, I wouldn't do it, personally, if your main goal is to be an RN. but really only you can decide what is best for you.
  4. by   Tim-GNP
    If you are not sure if nursing is really what you want to do, go for the LPN first. It depends on how much money you have to spend. I had very little when I went for my LPN, and in 12 months, I was working as a nurse. I began as an LPN, and would not have done it any other way. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.