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    Thanks everyone is being really helpful. Are there any schools you guys recommend that do online stuff?

    Quote from JasonL
    RNs have a minimum of an Associate's degree. The military will take AD-prepared RNs into the reserves, but require a Bachelor's degree for active duty.

    Though scope of practice (I'm speaking about civilian practice, not sure how the military does it) varies state to state for LPN/LVNs, they usually function in a limited role and in limited practice settings. In Massachusetts, where I live, most LPNs work in nursing homes or MD offices. In the 500+ bed hospital that I work in very few LPNs are employed, and those that are perform simple technical duties like starting IVs/drawing blood, etc.

    Some schools have accelerated LPN/LVN to RN programs. I would look into that. After that, you could enroll in an RN to BS program which often is a one-year, one day a week program. Those programs, around here anyway, have a few prerequisites that must be taken first (Microbiology, Stats, and a couple others I'm forgetting right now). If you have 66 college credits already you may have already taken several of those courses.

    Good luck,

    Jason

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    Need Educating

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    My name is Bridgette I am am going to the ARMY mos 91W M6 which is a LVN, or LPN. I have 66 college hours mostly in core and psychology classes. Now the question is what is the diffrence between LVN and RN? I am so confused everyone is like go for your RN but I do not understand how to go about that and then A BSN.
    Please help. I want to use all of my Army benfits. but I would like to know where to start college wise and what I need to look for and test and certifactions. I notice that the BSN programs require a RN. I will be license LVN when I am done with school in about 6 months. Thanks for all your help.


    Thanks again
    Bridgette
    I am also willing to call anyone who is willing to help thanks

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    THANKS, are there any online schools you recommend this board is a wealth of knowledge. I want to get my RN, Bachloers while I am in because the Army will pay 100% tution and once I get out I still have my GI Bill to get a Masters or more, but if I decide not to get out I can use it to go up in Rank. THanks Again


    Quote from mccnrs2b
    Hi Bridgette,
    First, Welcome to allnurses!!!!
    Now, I think that the reason that the Army is training you for the LVN/LPN is because it won't take as long and I'm sure that they want to get you working, not going to school for at least half of your enlistment period. The difference is pretty much in the scope of care that an RN can give versus an LPN. An option might be that once you finish your LPN and if you don't want to wait until after your enlistment (it would be about a year in a transitional program LPN-RN), you can check out a distance program to do the transition. As mentioned on many of the threads (take a gander, it can keep you busy for a long, long time!), a BSN will enable you increase your scope further. Within the nursing field, education never stops.

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    My name is Bridgette I am am going to the ARMY mos 91W M6 which is a LVN, or LPN. I have 66 college hours mostly in core and psychology classes. Now the question is what is the diffrence between LVN and RN? I am so confused everyone is like go for your RN but I do not understand how to go about that and then A BSN.
    Please help. I want to use all of my Army benfits. but I would like to know where to start college wise and what I need to look for and test and certifactions. I notice that the BSN programs require a RN. I will be license LVN when I am done with school in about 6 months. Thanks for all your help.


    Thanks again
    Bridgette
    I am also willing to call anyone who is willing to help thanks



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