LPN to RN student forum - page 3

there's a forum for graduate students. how about a forum for lpn to rn students. there seems to be quite a few people that are doing this, it might be nice to have a forum for it. admin note:... Read More

  1. by   Brian
    great idea! i've added the new forum in the nursing student sub section


  2. by   Hairstylingnurse
    Sounds awesome count me in........
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
  4. by   mhull
    our own little "corner" wow. this is so exciting. i hope more people come and visit.

  5. by   luv4nursing
    yeah baby!
  6. by   pinefarmgirl
    Hey Jaxmom- yes it is so normal! you have to do stuff for yourself and try to remember why you started this thing. Force yourself to say something positive for every negative thought about school. Keep your head down and keep putting one foot in front of the other- even when you don't want to, or can't remember why your doin it. Then one day soon, you will be at the end!
    How much longer do you have to go?

    I've just finished my LVN program and I felt like that for the entire second half, but I'm done! Now I'm trying to decide if I should do the RN step up program starting 8 months from now, or wait a year. I did the pre-reqs for it during my LVN program; no wonder I'm so burned out on school!

    Great new forum idea!
  7. by   JoeyStars
    Hey! I am a nursing student sudying to be an RN. My projected graduation is in 2009!!!!!!! I have some other pre reqs to get out of the way before I start clinicals. I was curious if I should get my LPN license first and than go for the RN? I am 25 years old and a male if that means anything! How long is the transition from LPN to RN? Thanks! Joey
  8. by   williams7677
    This is a good idea. I start my classes in January.:wink2:
  9. by   jjp
    I don't think it will be easy, but I heard Deaconess school offers a decent bridge program. Good luck!
  10. by   butteheed
    I'm at a crossroad, which to take, LPN or RN, since U guys r already nurses, any advice? wat are their benifits anyways (of RN) as opposed to an LPN? In any case, this has my interest already...
  11. by   suebird3
    Quote from meownsmile
    and there are plenty of us who have gone through it that can help with support and advice maybe. especially after completion,, is different than just becoming a new rn,, different hurdles to get over, and different set of problems that go along with it.
    hear, hear! don't ya wish we had this site when we were in school???

    "wat are their benifits anyways (of rn) as opposed to an lpn?

    and rn's can hang blood, whereas lpn's can't....hanging tpn can be another challenge (lpn's can monitor).

    Last edit by suebird3 on Dec 25, '05
  12. by   pinefarmgirl
    Hey butte- Go for RN if you can swing it- with lpn, you will most likely want to move to RN later, and it only gets harder, between kids, work hours, car payments,etc. you know, life and stuff. I can't count how many nurses have said to me that they wanted to do RN fairly quick after becoming an lpn, and then with all of the above, 25 or more years can go by and you never quite got there. It is not impossible at all, just alot harder- very tough to work full time or near it as an lpn while going to school for RN full time.
  13. by   suebird3
    personally, i was having too much fun as an lpn; that, and the experience. took me 16 years between the 2 courses. but....that was my decision. wouldn't have changed it for the world.

    suebird :icon_razz