hi there! i have a HUGE dilemma right now and hoping you ladies can help. im currently 19 yrs old, and attending nassau community college and its only my second semester. I want to become an RN and then get my MSN. Sadly im not doing so well in college but im struggling to do my best. Im planning to do an EKG tech program that is for 5 weeks for now since im still in college and plan to continue school even when i complete the program. im taking this course simply because i need a job that pays decent and since its in the medical field i want to give it a try. I was looking into CNA courses but its a low pay job (all my respects to CNA's). My uncle told me to complete an LPN program that is maybe about 7 months -1 yr and then move on to RN. But i dont know if i should take the LPN program now instead of the EKG tech, OR take the EKG tech class now for 5 weeks so i can get a reliable job and then move on to an LPN course?? Also i dont want to continue school and do as bad as i am now, is there a smoother transition or a better way for RN??? Years of study difference for LPN or RN?? i see all these ads for LPN to RN but i dont know what it is exactly?? PLEASE HELP ME!