I need some advice! I am a first year nursing student at a Community College (quarter system). The college offers a summer LPN course as "optional" for students continuing on to become RN's. The course is 7 weeks and instructors "encourage" students to take the course. I haven't gotten a straight answer as to why it is "encouraged" other than: 1.) it will give us prep. for taking the NCLEX boards - because we will be taking the LPN boards 2.) we can work as an LPN while obtaining our ADN degree 3.) it is a "back-up" plan in case we don't finish the second year of the two year nursing program
1.) I don't have financial aid, and would have to pay for the summer quarter out-of-pocket. 2.) I have another course that I need to take before I can apply to a BSN program that I planned on taking the same summer quarter (can't take concurrently with the LPN course due to the workload).
For those of you that may have completed a LPN course while working towards your RN, has it been very helpful to you? Will I be behind if I don't take the course? Please help!!