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I got in a LVN school but should I Wait??

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by bbsmom bbsmom (New Member) New Member

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:uhoh3: O.k So hear is the problem, or not the problem, anyways I have gotten into an lvn school for the fall. I have recently finished all prereqs at a state college and have to apply to get into a nursing survey class, before I actually start RN nursing school. So here is the question should i go ahead and get my LVN or should I wait and take a chance to see if i get into the nursing program to be an RN. If I get my LVN then i can go back and bridge over. And By the way I have a one year old. And i get more loans from the state college which will help with money situation. :trout: I am so confused???? Please help??:uhoh21:

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I think you should wait. You should wait for the RN program instead. Like you said before, You'll actually get more financial help. I was going to do the same thing you were doing, but I recently did a research in my area, and found out that lpn's don't get paid very much. Plus, there aren't enough LVN jobs. Go straight for the RN! You already got the pre-reqs out of the way.

BEST OF LUCK!!

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if you think that you will have a good chance of getting into rn school in the near future [like in next few months] then wait..if you think that it might be a long wait then go to the lpn school

the number of jobs available depends on your area, pay is always less but being an lpn will provide you with income while you wait and it will also give you an good fountation for rn school

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allantiques4me specializes in Brain injury,vent,peds ,geriatrics,home.

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Life turns on a dime,I would go for the LPN,then bridge over.You will already be a nurse with an LPN,and could always bridge over.Think about it.If your going straight for RN it takes longer,there could be an obstacle of life thrown in your path.Ya never know.JMO.

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Faeriewand has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in med/surg/tele/neuro.

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Normally I would say just go for your LVN first because you can get in faster and bridge over. But are you going for your BSN? Is there a wait list? You have to weigh the possibilities. Here where I am the community colleges have a 3 year wait list and the BSN have none. They go by points based on grades and volunteer ism. You have to decide what it's worth to you. Even though most of my prerequisites are finished I chose the LVN route because it was ultimately quicker, even with taking time to bridge over to ADN. Then after that I will go for my BSN. Good luck to you whatever you decide. :)

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Exact same situation i am in. LPN > RN seems like the best way to get accustomed to my needs. Time restraints, taking your prereqs might suit you better. I know right after i pass my NCLEX-PN, i will apply to all the ADN RN programs around my area. Even if it takes me a year or so to get in a bridge program, i gain experience in between the time it takes me to be accepted.

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