I have a BS degree in an area other than nursing and have applied to a program to get a Masters in Nursing for those students with degrees (they do this because it opens up more financial aid opportunities than the accelerated BSN option) The program is 15 months long and at the end I would be eligible to sit for the the RN boards. I was admitted for the fall of 2008 which means I have about a year before it starts. I have just started a job as a CNA. But an LPN I work with suggested that I attend an year long LPN program that then moves straight into a 15 month RN completion instead. The LPN-RN option is much cheaper and would allow me to work while completing my RN was her reasoning. Just wondering what others thoughts were on this. Thanks guys and gals!