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Medic or LPN with the goal of being an RN?

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Hi, so applied to about 5 different programs over 5 years and have not been accepted into an RN program. Not giving up but taking a year off to replan how to get in and focus on our newborn coming in October.

Right now my work schedule would make it a challenge to jump into an RN program. Now if I could find a full time night gig in the ER, or my current job field of psych, or as an EMT next Spring might be able to consider going for my RN degree first.

However, if I am not able to within 18 months considering going for my Medic or LPN license. Both programs are part time. The Medic program takes 12 months and cost $10,000. LPN program is 22 months and cost $30,000 total.

The plus with the LPN program is you can avoid taking most of your science prerequisites outside of Micro and you can skip a year of the RN program for the Associates Degree.

Any thoughts or feedback?

Anyone a Medic or LPN going for their RN degree now?

Edited by WCSU1987

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How the LPN-RN bridge programs work here is you still have to have your science prereqs done before you can bridge, so you don’t actually avoid taking them, you just put it off for a while. I would check into that in your area if that’s one of the deciding factors for you! 

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MotoMonkey is a BSN, RN and specializes in ED.

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What do your prerequisite grades and GPA look like? Could you take this year to retake classes and make yourself a more competitive applicant? From your original post it sounds like you are applying to programs without finishing your prerequisites, I say this because you mention being able to skip science prerequisites so I assume they are not currently finished.

A post of yours from a few years back indicated a GPA of around 3.0 and that you were planning to retake A&P 1&2. Did you ever do that? Has your GPA improved since that time?

If you want to become an RN, I would focus on doing that, do what you need to do to become a competitive candidate in your area. Becoming a paramedic or respiratory therapist would certainly help you to build critical thinking and some clinical skills, but I personally wouldn't waste my money on a degree or certification that I only plan to use as "a means to an end." LPN may be a decent option as there is an actual bridge to becoming an RN, unlike paramedic or RT. But $30,000 seems like an incredible amount to spend for your LPN.

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