Help! I don't know what my next step is!

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Hello, I new to this & hoping to find some advice.

I graduated from the LPN program many yrs ago. Putting myself through school I was working full time in a local electronics company. I had good hours, benefits & made great money for my area. I decided to stay with my job at that time. Unfortunately the time got away from me & I never took my State Boards. I've regretted it ever since. I've occasionally looked into it & know that my state doesn't have a time limit on being eligible to take the Boards.

Long story short I have gotten to a point where I am not happy anymore. I literally HATE my job. I hate even more that they have me. I make too much to just quit. I can't afford it, I have a family. They are not the flexible company they once were so going back to school is not an option. I've had enough...

I'm looking at picking up my LPN where I left off & would like to take it to RN. (But I need to get out of here first. Quitting & taking RN classes is not an option. I hope to do that once I get into the field & have more flexibility & support) I need to find some online classes, free would be great, that I can use as a refresher to begin studying for the Boards. There is just too much info & time that has passed to just start studying! I don't know where to start, it's all so overwhelming & then I give up.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I just keep hitting a wall here! Thank you, J

Specializes in Critical Care, Education.

Each state has its own rules and regulations for nursing. You will need to check with your state Board of Nursing to find out what you need to do & find out what your options are.


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I know that much. I can take it when ever I am ready. My question is how do I get ready? I've been researching trying to see what the best study guides are. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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