LVN -RN Bridge or Go straight to RN

U.S.A. California


Hey everybody

I need help deciding! I am a mother of a 2 year old. I am not attending Pierce College and taking the pre-reqs for the RN program. Well i am debating if i should go for an LVN program and just do the RN Bridge or go to MSMC and just go for the RN program. At MSMC there is no wait but its like 25,000. I am planning to get my BSN after that and work for a couple years and attend a program to become an anesthetist. My uncle who is a nurse tells me to get my LVN so I get a little head start. But which one will be faster? So please...i need to hear others thoughts about this situation because i am having a hard time deciding... thanks in advance!!!!!


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Hi Chanel-O--It all depends on your priorities. You have a 2yr old and that's a pretty big priority. Do you have adequate daycare? Do you have someone to watch your child while you study? Getting the RN takes more time as you have seen--prereqs for college grad and all. The LVN does not require graduation from a college--it is vocational training. But it may help to pay the bills while you pursue your RN. If you think you have adequate help with your child and you are already taking your prereqs for the RN, then go for the RN. You're already on that path and that is your ultimate goal.

Good Luck!


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Thanks for replying... I have been a stay at home mom ever since my daughter has been born. I am looking for a job while going to school so i can pay for a daycare. I see the ups and down about both choices and its just so difficult...but i think i might just go for LVN because i think it will help me alot for the RN program. Either way I know it will take a long time and probably by then i will be finiish with the pre-reqs for the LVN to RN i just cantr wait till this is over!!


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