Is LPN worth it for Single Parent?? - page 2

Just wondering if it would be worth it get my LPN or just to remain in my BSN program? I would ultimately bridge over to BSN anyways. I am a single parent that needs a career not just a job. ... Read More

  1. by   fayethlove
    I actually work for a hospital as a unit secretary, per diem...mostly nights. They don't hire LPNs..and they don't offer a plan like that. I wish they did!! At this point, I am leaning more towards my LPN, just because I have only been going to school for two weeks and I am already exhausted with juggling my son, work and school. I can't imagine how it would be for 4 years. I know the LPN program will be tuff, but it is only one year-fulltime of being exhausted, instead of 4. I am very dedicated to going back to school after getting my LPN. I have talked with some of the girls that graduated from the lpn program I am thinking about going to..all of them were offered jobs before graduation and started out around 20-22 an hour.

    I think it would be a little easier for me to go thru my BSN, once I was a lpn because I would have plenty of hands on experience by then. My son is only 14 months, so I may wait until he is school age before I start working on my BSN.

    Now, I need to take the TEAS this week. I made a 48 on the math part, I need to make a 50 and I made a 90 on the reading part and I needed an 80...I think I should be able to make over a 50 this time, I was rushing at the last minute and marking anything(not a good idea!) After that it's back to financial aid to see what I can get. The LPN program cost 23,500. I think it is worth it not to have to go through the waiting listing at the local CCs. I should be able to get a decent amount in grants and then loans.

    Why are life decisions so darn hard!?!?

  2. by   NurseBeefcake
    If it is possible, STAY IN SCHOOL.
  3. by   HisTreasure
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    If you don't mind me asking, what city and state do you work in? I live in New York and there are some places that do pay close to that, but I am in a contract with my job for two years because they paid my way through school. I would love to leave after my experience and make close to your salary!
    I don't mind you asking at all. I live in Upstate NY. I am a Medicaid certified independent nurse. I do a private duty case and I bill Medicaid directly. You're in NY; do you have your Medicaid provider number? If not, you can go to to enroll. Sometimes for extra cash I pick up agency shifts. I was working primarily agency but more permanent hours opened on the private case so of course I took them. There is money to be made, and my case allows me ample opportunity to do my homework.
  4. by   fayethlove
    I wonder if I could be a Medicaid certified independent nurse in North Carolina? I've never heard of them before. Does anyone know?