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Is LPN to RN better 2yr or 4yr

I've been reading all of the posts and it leads me to wonder, generally do LPNs to RN fair better in nursing school? I know it depends but overall, just wondering. Also, would you say that it is better to attend a 4 yr school over a 2 yr school and again would being an LPN help? I know Ive asked alot. Just wondering. thanks guys.

GooeyRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Psych, Med/Surg, LTC. Has 12 years experience.

The best education is what works best for you and your family at the time. All are nurses and all are needed.

Hospitals prefer BSN. LPN's seem to do better in clinical but no advantage in theory. IMHO

mom2michael, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Rural Health.

We are a bridge program - the LPN's struggle just like the rest of us, they have no advantage in our classes. That is way our program is designed though...we all struggle our final year LPN or not.

GooeyRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Psych, Med/Surg, LTC. Has 12 years experience.

I feel that being an LPN gave me an advantage in theory but not in clinical. The clinical portion of my LPN education sucked. Never got to start an iv, do a foley, trach care, colostomy care, only a few dressings, only got to give prn meds (non narcs) and only did one real med pass. However I got a lot of experience in ADL's. I did not work as an LPN until starting RN school so I did not have practice in skills at all before going to RN school. I chose to do the LPN program to kill time while also finishing prereq's for the RN program. With the theory portion I atleast new terminology and the basics about anatomy, diseases, and meds. It was nice to not have to start at the bottom.

I thank all of you for your input. I wanted to have a general idea. No nursing program is easy, that's for sure. I was just wondering how I would put in my time to become an RN...thanks again.

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