I am a 28 year old Californian who is ready to make a career change! I am currently in sales and hold a BS in Business and marketing. I am unhappy in my current situation and have always had a desire to be a nurse, so I am about to embark on a journey to make that desire a reality.
Last night I went to the local ROP office to register for their entrance exam for the LVN program. If all goes well, I will be in their fundamentals of nursing I class in January and then can apply to their program after the completion of the class. I am worried that I do not have enough "points" to get into their program, so hopefully, I will do well in the class and ace the interview to make it into the program.
I am hoping to go the LVN to RN route to save myself a little time and get a feel for nursing. The wait lists for the CC around here are 2+ years, so I hope this is a smart way to go. ROP has a bridge program with a local JC, so I am hoping it may make it just a little easier to get the RN.
I joined the boards to get support and advise from fellow students and current nurses. Any advise is appreciated as I start on this journey!
Nice to meet you all!
Oct 24, '07
Hi there...well thanks for helping me find this board. I have already made a couple of posts without introducing myself and hope they don't get mad!
I too am making a career change and going into the LPN program then the RN program. At 40 yrs old! I am going from a mom to an emptynester looking for something to fill my time and fullfill a life long dream. My son is in college and my hubby has his law enforcement and I am here, wondering what to do so what better time to do it when I have no distractions like I did when I first started this about 10 years ago!
I think you are doing the right thing...I chose to go this way because our waiting lists are long here for the RN as well (Tenn) so I thought I could get started, get some work experience and go to school at a later date. The only downfall that I have found in my state is that the LPN bridge programs only have about 20 students accepted in at a time but if I can get in my experience that will knock off a year in the nursing process part of the RN and that will be great! This board has been great in directing me in the best way for me and I have learned so much...thanks to all of you!
Oct 25, '07
Good luck to you. Welcome to Allnurses!
Oct 25, '07
] Good Luck many rewards but VERY hard work
Oct 28, '07
Oct 30, '07
Hi Erin, welcome to allnurses!
Good luck to you!