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Well I am a new grad and I finally found a nursing job. My questions is should I sit out of school for awhile before getting my rn. I tried doing the rn program and failed. It took alot of courage for me to finish up lpn school. I was thinking about sitting out for a yr before going. Other people tell me to do it now before I have kids and get married. That sounds good but I don't no if I can go through the ups and downs of nursing school again. I guess it my nerves. I need some advice. Thanks :uhoh3:

Specializes in LTC.

I just completed my LPN program and I plan on working as a LPN before getting my RN. I'm going back to school in the fall to finish up my prereqs but even if I were done with my prereqs I would still have taken off a semester. I think it all depends on the individual. I personally need a break from NS. I know some of my friends that I graduated with are going back right away and some are not. Just do what feels right to you.

Lovely_RN, MSN

1,122 Posts

Go ahead and get it over with while you are still in school mode. I took 3 months off and jumped right into my LPN-RN transition program. I really didn't want to go back to school, I even made a post about it here on AN. I knew it was going to suck big time and I was the most reluctant student going back into the "pit"

The year was torture but it passed quickly and now I am done and licensed as an RN. Meanwhile each and every LPN classmate that I keep in touch with who did not return right away still hasn't gone back. We finished the LPN program in Dec '07 and here it is with Fall sememster '09 coming up and the earliest that I have heard any of them say they will go back is Fall '10 and that is if they get into an RN program and if life doesn't get in the way.

I'm married with children and I managed to do it. So if you are single and childlless even better for you to do it right now while your book knowledge is still fresh in your head. It won't be so bad because you will be expanding your LPN learning rather than learning things you have forgotten iin a few years.

tlg1971

14 Posts

I agree! Go ahead and get it over with! I am in almost the same situation as you. I started the RN program and had to drop because of troubles with my kids. I went back to school and got my LPN and began ASAP to get my RN. But here in MS most facilities are getting away from hiring LPNs. Most hospitals around here won't even hire LPNs. They will hire LPNII's but slowly but surely the LPN is being phased out. I have been looking for work for almost 3 months and can find nothing. It's just opinion to go ahead and get it over with before you get into "real world" mode!!

StephieRN_1216

62 Posts

Specializes in Ortho, Psych, Med-Surg, OB/GYN.
Go ahead and get it over with while you are still in school mode. I took 3 months off and jumped right into my LPN-RN transition program. I really didn't want to go back to school, I even made a post about it here on AN. I knew it was going to suck big time and I was the most reluctant student going back into the "pit"

The year was torture but it passed quickly and now I am done and licensed as an RN. Meanwhile each and every LPN classmate that I keep in touch with who did not return right away still hasn't gone back. We finished the LPN program in Dec '07 and here it is with Fall sememster '09 coming up and the earliest that I have heard any of them say they will go back is Fall '10 and that is if they get into an RN program and if life doesn't get in the way.

I'm married with children and I managed to do it. So if you are single and childlless even better for you to do it right now while your book knowledge is still fresh in your head. It won't be so bad because you will be expanding your LPN learning rather than learning things you have forgotten iin a few years.

I agree 10000%. I was the LPN in my class that everyone said I would be the first RN. 11 years later, I'm just now entering the bridge program LOLOLOL.

It's just really hard to go back full force when you start working as an LPN. I also think you should continue straight into RN......

2bnursekemmie

44 Posts

I have decided to look around for a rn programs. I have to probably repeat my sciences because they are old. I am planning on starting in the spring semester. So wish me luck and I will keep you posted.

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