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LPN vs. RN

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Thank you. As much as I would love to wait I cannot. My husband has been so supportive but still more income is better than just enough ! Good Luck to You

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I can see that you are in AZ, so you have some great options!! I am also in AZ, so I understand what you are going through. In my opinion, its all about timing and money. Yes, EVIT is expensive, but I have heard they have a great program and there is no wait. CC is cheap in comparison, but the wait is ridiculous!! If you can afford the EVIT route, I would say go for it. In Az, once you get your LPN, you can easily advance to the CC LPN to RN program for block 3 and 4 and complete your RN. If you are set on getting your BSN, all of the Maricopa CC's offer a CEP option so you can obtain your ASN from them and your BSN from a cooperating school; many to choose from. I am actually looking in to EVIT because I could start next semester rather than waiting the 2-3 years on the waitlist.

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I actually was moving forward with EVIT at one point. I backed out because the first time pass rate for NCLEX in 2017 was 54%. I also didn't want to get a high interest private loan and end up paying more.

I'm back to my original plan which is waiting on the waitlist at a CC for LPN , taking my prereqs for RN (whichever comes first). So it'll be a while for me!!

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Where do you live? If you haven't already, you may want to look in to central Az college. It's in Coolidge, so it's out of the phx area, but if you live on the east side, it's closer than some of the west side options. And, they don't have a wait!!!

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Yes I am aware of CAC (Live in Maricopa)! I'm focusing on CAC pre-reqs. Good Luck to you :)

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I can't imagine why someone with a Masters degree would go for the LPN rather than a BSN. Don't you have tons of credits that would apply to the BSN?

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I do. I am only missing the science courses. I figured the LPN program would be quicker. I still need to take 3 or 4 courses needed to apply for the RN. I just am so anxious and have no patience at all . I want to at least get on a waitlist while take the needed pre requisites.

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I can't imagine why someone with a Masters degree would go for the LPN rather than a BSN. Don't you have tons of credits that would apply to the BSN?

If you don't get into the RN program and you have to wait until next year anyway, why not try to get into the LPN program? Whether you wait until next year and try for the RN again, or if you get your LPN first instead, you're still getting your RN license in 3 years... But one route lets you work as a nurse while you're finishing.

Take preference in the RN, but don't overlook the LPN.

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Arizona is a bit odd; unfortunately, there are huge waits for both :( on the plus side, of you get your LPN (two semesters) you can transition to a BSN within community colleges or universities with ease and finish the last two semesters.

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Thank you tonyl1234. That is what I have had an internal battle with thus far. I have decided to do just that try for LPN and RN programs ( at CC). While taking any and all the required pre/core courses that I may have to take. Within the last 6 months I tried everything I could to speed up this process and failed LOL. So, I am going with my first plan which is this.

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