Who here did LPN to RN?

  1. I was just wondering how already being an LPN helped you in getting your RN, any advice, ect. Thanks in advance.
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    About Sandi0302

    Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 57; Likes: 5
    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in sub acute, ALF. Currently in RN school


  3. by   zenman
    Well, it helped having experience in the hospital...and it helped being a CNA before that. It's very useful in giving you insight into different roles.
  4. by   DutchgirlRN
    I was an LPN for 26 years before I got my RN. I went through Regents which is now call Excelsior. It was a great program for me but it's not for everyone. You have to be pretty self-disciplined.
  5. by   Wise Woman RN
    I went through a ladder program, got my LPN, while I was working as LPN the hospital I worked for paid for my RN.. didn't take a break between levels.
  6. by   rnurse2b
    I went from LVN to RN at the same hospital where I've always worked. I think it helps from the stand point of understanding different roles of different levels. I also think that it really helped in my skill and confidence level.
    Good Luck