Hello :uhoh21: ,
I'm currently going to school in Kansas. I've applied for the LPN program here which is 10 months and I will more than likely get accepted since my GPA is around 3.8. My goal is to work in California and finish my BSN at SFSU - they offer an APO (advanced placement option) for people with a LPN/LVN or healthcare experience (5 semesters long). I've found out once I get my LPN here in Kansas I will not need to retest in Cali to get my LVN license there- so that is good news!
However, I do have a lot of credits already...in fact in the time I would be going to LPN school I would be finishing up my pre-reqs and then some for the BSN (should have around 70+. My main reason for getting the LPN is because I will need to work while going to school in order to get my BSN...but I'm not sure if the LPN will set me back in terms of time and I'm having doubts as to the pay scale of a entry-level LVN in the SF area. Could I just work retail, make the same amount of money and not worry about the LPN?
Did anyone take Anatomy and Physiology together? I did and now I'm worried that California schools will want those classes taken seperately
So I need advice and to stop rambling and sum it up...
1. Complete LPN (10 months) finish BSN using LPN-BSN = 3.5 yrs (assuming all my credits transfer OK)
2. Skip LPN and go straight into a BSN program = 2.5 yrs
Does anyone know of even a quicker route? I have to stay around the SF area b/c my fiance is studying for the MD at Berkeley.
Also, if anyone can tell me how many hours they were able to work while studying I would appreciate it. Oh and is it true a lot of hospitals are offering student loan forgiveness for BSN's?
With the shortage of nurses - you'd think schools would make it easier for nursing students to have a life and pursue their education!
By the way, I'm 23 and was laid off from Sprint. I had a pretty good career going in computer programming but after being laid off I had a reality check and decided to study for something I was passionate about.
Thanks for any advice!
Should I get the LPN/LVN