LPN or RN - NOT a challenge, just a question! - page 2

I have once again run into a problem with my school. I am supposed to attend a community college this fall to take a couple of prereq's I have left before applying to an RN program at my university.... Read More

  1. by   Padawan-Nurse
    Most of the LPN that I know are always looking to go back, but rarely do they. This is due to the "golden Handcuffs" theory. The theory states that once make a set amount of money that is beyond your current standing that you are locked into that because you cannot go beyond that set amount. I know that going and having a family is tough, but the RN is worth the pain. Once you are an RN, the road is more open, with an LPN you are always looking for that title. I think that you need to due what is best for your life and family, but if all the odds are even, go get the RN. May the Force be With You...
  2. by   mrshoskins
    The good thing is once you are an LPN you can do LPN to RN online if it fits your lifestyle better; whatever you feel is best for you, go for it
    Last edit by Esme12 on Aug 5, '12 : Reason: TOS/txt speak
  3. by   nekozuki
    Go for the RN route! I'm kicking myself that I didn't! It only seems like a faster route, in the end, you will be getting half the pay for the same work and really, really stuck! Also, your LPN experience is not factored in to many employers, and you will be a "new grad" regardless of your experience.
  4. by   dordine
    I think you need to find out before making the final decision.