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MrKP MrKP (New) New

I am curious as to how many men get their LPN then go on to get the BSN? I have no interest in the LPN but it appears that my situation is one that would require me to get The LPN first and then get The BSN. I'm hoping to do that in 2 - 3 years because I want to get my Masters in Psychiatric Nursing. Anyone has any insight that they would like to share on the issue?

I am curious as to how many men get their LPN then go on to get the BSN? I have no interest in the LPN but it appears that my situation is one that would require me to get The LPN first and then get The BSN. I'm hoping to do that in 2 - 3 years because I want to get my Masters in Psychiatric Nursing. Anyone has any insight that they would like to share on the issue?

Hey! this is kind of my situation. Where I'm at there are two schools. One offers an RN program( two years in length) that's competitive to get into that is two years, and the other school offers an LPN program ( one year in length) , less competitive.

What I plan on doing is go into the LPN program, graduate and then go for my RN immediately after on a bridge program LPN->RN (also one year in length). This allows me to get in, ideally, instead of waiting for a chance, and also finishing in around the same amount of time!

Hey! this is kind of my situation. Where I'm at there are two schools. One offers an RN program( two years in length) that's competitive to get into that is two years, and the other school offers an LPN program ( one year in length) , less competitive.

What I plan on doing is go into the LPN program, graduate and then go for my RN immediately after on a bridge program LPN->RN (also one year in length). This allows me to get in, ideally, instead of waiting for a chance, and also finishing in around the same amount of time!

Wow, that is really cool. What are do you love in? I would appreciate us keeping in touch!

I apologize for the typo. It should have read: wow, that's cool. What city do you live in? I would appreciate us keeping in touch!

Sorry for the such late reply, I live in Florida!

lost soul

Specializes in ICU, psych. Has 20 years experience.

I wish that LPN schools were eliminated. The minimum for nursing should be a BSN. Sorry but nursing is a profession that is screwed up.

There are different paths and education level leading to the same job. It sucks. sucks for nurses and patients.

You are not a nurse yet, right? So thinking that you want to get a masters in whatever is very premature.

Go of the BSN, be a professional!!!

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

I wish that LPN schools were eliminated.

As I start LPN school in about two weeks, I'm really glad you're not in charge.

Go of the BSN, be a professional!!!

I will be a professional, because that is more about the choice you make about your behavior, ethics, and dedication than educational level.

I am in the same position. A community College offering RN, and a University that offers LPN. I am planning to get my LPN and then bridge to RN. Boy, I agree that educational background does not a professjonal make. We do what we have to do to achieve our goals. I am planning on continuing for my Masters as well. I've had people try to discourage my decision because I'm 45 and already "too old" to really have a need for a Masters degree. Stupid people say stupid things. I'm in Washington State, BTW.

It is not premature to be thinking about masters programs. I'm in an ADN program right now and I'm already taking classes to apply to my masters program in 2 years. As well as getting all my ducks in a row such as finances, scholarships, letters of recommendation and such.

It's never to early to plan for the future. And seeing as the OP is only 3-4 years away from applying to a masters program, telling him not to think ahead is bad advice.

I wish that LPN schools were eliminated. The minimum for nursing should be a BSN. Sorry but nursing is a profession that is screwed up.

There are different paths and education level leading to the same job. It sucks. sucks for nurses and patients.

You are not a nurse yet, right? So thinking that you want to get a masters in whatever is very premature.

Go of the BSN, be a professional!!!

I hope everyone disregards this post. There is a need for Licensed Practical NURSES (yes, they are nurses). The LPN schooling is 1-1.5 years. That being the case, the typical LPN job setting is usually in long term care, where their skill set is appropriate for the care they are required to give. LPNs in hospitals are under the direction of an RN, again, making the situation safe and allowing the LPN to use their skills. LPNs I've met have been extremely competent and have made great nurses. Many I know are in school for BSN and the LPN experience has been a blessing to them. LPNs I've met in LTC facilities have been caring, competent, and have a good work ethic. Many I know could not afford to go straight to BSN. They needed an LPN pay to support their families while they continue on in school.

Saying that everyone should go the BSN rout is like saying every RN should be an NP.

rvd4now

Specializes in tbi. Has 7 years experience.

Wow so an lpn or as is not a professional!!! were does that come from im sorry you feel that way.

Wow so an lpn or as is not a professional!!! were does that come from im sorry you feel that way.

Right!? Apparently this person doesn't realize than an RN with an ADN and a BSN have the same exact job, and that an LPN also has the same job with only a few small differences. 😂

Rbeck911, BSN, RN

Specializes in Occupational Health / EMS.

I wish that LPN schools were eliminated. The minimum for nursing should be a BSN. Sorry but nursing is a profession that is screwed up.

There are different paths and education level leading to the same job. It sucks. sucks for nurses and patients.

You are not a nurse yet, right? So thinking that you want to get a masters in whatever is very premature.

Go of the BSN, be a professional!!!

Yes, please disregard this. If the minimum level of nursing is a BSN, then BSN's will be making 16 dollars an hour working in long term care, which will in fact destroy the current model of nursing. Poster obviously does not have a basic understanding of economics. Levels of professional nursing are staggered for a reason.

Having said that, the LPN route to your BSN is a very good option for a lot of people. You can enter the field faster, increasing your earning power while you continue your pursuit of BSN. This can make life a lot easier during your nusing process, especially if you do LPN -> ASN -> BSN -> MSN. If you have a family to provide for, I would advise you to do this option. Especially as it is getting easier to do with online nursing programs such as Indiana State Universities online LPN -> BSN and Excelsior's LPN -> ASN -> BSN -> MSN. Bridge programs are ideal for atypical students.

Again, disregard the quoted post. There are a lot of BSN elitists out there. Don't ever let someone talk down to you for pursuing happiness in your own way. The only way someone can make you feel inferior is if you allow them to do so.