Hi, I'm a freshman at a local college in Colorado Springs going for my nursing degree. I've been working on getting my pre-reqs out of the way so I can get on the waiting list for nursing school. Right now I'm in A&P 1 and not doing so hot! Originally I planned on becoming a RN, but since this class I've started to look at all my options. I've struggled with the Biology classes, but this one is killing me!
Right now I'm leaning towards LPN - what's your view on that? I'm afraid I'm going to fail or not pass with a C in my A&P class. I've been advised that if I feel that way that I should withdraw. If I do withdraw I'm thinking about taking the basic A&P class which is required for the LPN program. Once I have that class done I would be put on the list. Since there is a waiting list and since I have to be a full time student - for insurance, I would then fill my time up with getting CNA certified and also would retake the A&P classes. Would taking that basic Anatomy help me in taking A&P the second time? I'm not sure if this is the right thing to do. It seems somewhat logical to me, except I know LPN's are not hired as much as an RN - in hospitals especially, which is what I want to work in. During my senior year of high school last year, I participated in a program at Memorial Hospital called Learning Link. From that experience I discovered a true passion for working in the neonatal unit. While doing a rotation I talked to a nurse who told me about the CNA program and how if I got certified and then went to work at Memorial they would guarantee me a job out of nursing school. With that in mind - if I did pursue the LPN program and after becoming a CNA, would I still have that job at Memorial? I do also understand that LPN's are a step under RN's so they can't be in charge like an RN would, but honestly I'm not concerned about that. I just want to be able to give the bedside care and procedures in a hospital. Please give me any advise! Thank