This morning I had a meeting with the Dean at the technical college that I graduated from (LPN school). And as we mapped out the course for my future, she was brutally honest with me. She told me that I was making the best decision by taking prerequisites for a BSN program, because for 1 if that is your ultimate goal you will be spending more time bridging to and ASN and then bridging to a BSN. Then 2 in my state as well as others the LPN and 2 year bridge programs are basically drying up and being done away with. And she told me that unfortunately this is part of the effort to do away with LPNs all together. She then went on to tell me how smart I was and how good it was that I was thinking big by taking my education to the max.
Basically I'm saying this...I am proud to be an LPN. I'm proud of the accomplishment of getting through LPN school. However, if you are aspiring to become and RN you are in my opinion making the best decision you can make in this industry. Whether your in a 2 or 4 year program. It's unfortunate how things are going, but I just incourage all of you to keep aspiring to become something greater.