How long did you wait.........


I graduated from LPN school this past June. Everyone keeps asking me when am I going to go on to earn my RN license. How long did it take you to go back to school? Was it right away or did you work for a while?:nurse: And for those of you who worked first, was it more beneficial or would you have gone back right away if you could do it over again?:clown:


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Congrats! You're on the right track... I just got my LVN this month and I dont want to wait too long so I will try and enter a RN bridge program in October. Try not to wait too long and get too comfortable... Good Luck.

Specializes in Utilization Management. Has 12 years experience.

I graduated June 2008. I am starting my transition program Friday, so I have worked as a LPN for a little more than a year. At my school, the timing was off so I couldn't go right back even if I wanted to.


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I graduated this July, and start my RN on monday!!! granted the only reason I got my LPN was so I could bridge (quicker than traditional in my case) but quite a few people in my LPN class are completing their pre-req's and will be able to start RN in the next 1-2 semesters. For me personally I feel I need to keep the momentum going since I'm in hunker down and study mode, but I can totally understand needing a break from it all.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

I completed an LVN program in October 2005 and will graduate from an RN program in March 2010. So, the gap is roughly 4.5 years.


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Has 2+ years experience.

I am not a nurse, but my cousin is an RN. She was an LPN for 8 years, and had now been an RN for 5 years. For her, the experience as an RN helped her in transitioning into being an RN. There is always time, so if you want to wait, wait.

Trauma Columnist

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN

165 Articles; 21,214 Posts

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 31 years experience.

I graduated with my LPN in May 92 and ADN in May 94 - stayed in school.

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