Question about LPN to RN mobility program..

  1. Is it a good idea to first become an LPN, practice as an LPN, and go through the mobility program to become an RN? Or just become an RN? I am curious as to the difference in other nurses opinions of this when you get into the field either way.

    Thank you!
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  3. by   Ortho_RN
    Well I think all depends on what you want.. I feel if you WANT to be a RN, then why waste the time.. Go ahead and get the RN... If you aren't sure this is what you want to do, then maybe LPN then RN is the way to go...

    Good Luck
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i suggest you think about what it is you want, what time frame you would like to get it in, the finance, the best way it will be for you and your family.
  5. by   Xanadu1347201
    Thanks for your replies.
    I know I want to be a nurse. And I know I want to begin that process by taking my LPN first. Then I plan on going on to get my RN. It will be best for me financially to do it that way. But I am single and have no kids so I am just trying to get a grasp on what I want to do with my life.
    I guess I should just say I am looking for opinions on whether I should work as an LPN to get my foot in the door or wait until I have my RN.