I'm not sure why I got my LPN first. I remember at the time looking into a BSN program ( I have a bachelors degree so it would not have taken that long) but decided not to go that route for financial reasons.
Decided to work as a CNA, then go on to get my LPN, then go on for either ADN or BSN.
If I had it to do over again I would have gone straight ahead with either an ADN program or BSN. Once I got my LPN I had student loans to start paying, and needed to get working right away to keep myself afloat. It was hard to find a job and I got backed up financially and ended up with a lot of debt, so for a while my life was just about digging myself out.
If I want to go back to an RN program I'll have to do the pre-reqs, which there is no financial aid for, and will probably take 6 months to a year and I'm actually really tired these days of worrying about money. So sick of it.
Also, once pre-reqs are done, there's a wait list to get into most programs so I don't know how long I would be in limbo just waiting to get into a program.
This is my second career and I'm older, I'm kind of at the point where I'm tired of always thinking about what's next to do, I'd kind of just like to enjoy life for a while. So, for the moment I'm sticking with where I'm at, which is an LPN. Maybe someday I'll get a bug up my bottom to go on for my RN....at the moment I'm feeling too elderly and ancient, which may be an occupational hazard.
I enjoy being an LPN and it does pay the bills, even though I do regret not getting that RN.