I'm sure this is a question that his been asked quite often, but some fresh advice would be appreciated. I'm currently in the process of upgrading and for the RN program in BC I need to upgrade quite a bit more then I would for the LPN program. However I have some time to kill cause I have some little ones at home still, and I figure it wont hurt to have all the necessary requirements for the RN program when I'm ready to apply. But my question is - is is it more practical to do my RN rather than LPN. I do want to work in a hospital setting and most LPN's I know where I'm located work in nursing homes. Although my one gf in alberta works in peds and she is an LPN. It's quite different in the area I live in BC. I've also heard that they are phasing out LPN's...The idea of only doing 2 years of school rather then 4 is somewhat of a reason it appeals to me. However, I just don't want to feel limited in my career as a nurse. What is your opinion on this?