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LPN Or RN-BSN program CONFUSED

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Hi Guys Im so confused I'm a 22 year old single mom and im just trying to accomplish my goals the best way i can , however I'm just a bit confused about my Career path. I ultimately want to obtain my BSN , but i was accepted into Baptist Health's LPN program. Would it be better to work my way up starting with my lpn since i was accepted into the program or retake a few science prerequisites to bring my GPA up and then apply for different Rn programs??? Im just scared because i dont want to invest a year with becoming a Lpn if the pay isn't Great... Help! Is There anyone going through this same dilemma or someone who has some encouraging words or Great Advice or someone who has been through this before ???

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TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

What is your current GPA? What will you do if, in spite of boosting your GPA, you don't find a BSN program to accept you? How much is the tuition for the LPN program that has accepted you?

I was an LPN and lived nicely on my income. I bought a newer construction house, had two late model vehicles in the driveway and a savings account in the mid-five figures, all as a 20-something single LPN. However, I'm a decent manager of money.

I completed an LPN-to-ASN bridge program, then earned my BSN degree online last year. Some people would shout down my stair-step progression into nursing. Yes, it did take longer, but I have no student loan debt.

Good luck to you.

My current GPA is a 2.87. If i don't get accepted into a RN-bsn Program after i bring my GPA up i would be crushed , if i don't get accepted into a program next summer ill just have to rethink a few things Career wise but im Praying that does not happen .. The program that i got accepted into is 4800 roughly a semester (Baptist Health in Lr, AR).

WOW thats Great. How long did it take for you to obtain your BSN going the longer route?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

How long did it take for you to obtain your BSN going the longer route?
It took a long time. I earned my LPN license in 2006, ASN degree and RN licensure in 2010, and the BSN degree online in 2015. I didn't go to school for several years at a time, though.

You may want to check into the GPA requirements at some of the BSN schools in your area. The ones in my area won't even interview if your GPA is below 3.5. Once you find out what the cut off is you can calculate if it will be possible to raise your GPA to the needed level. If not, the LPN is definitely the way to go!