How many of you are LPNs vs. RN/BSNs??? - page 3

Just wondering what side of the nursing fence do you fall??? I am considering LPN school versus taking the ADN program since I am nearly 40 years old, husband, father of two, lots of bills,... Read More

  1. by   nursemike
    Quote from CrunchRN
    Rn/ADN since 1993. It takes almost as much time/money/work to get your LPN as it does to get your RN (if you don't do a BSN), your earnings potential and options will really increase with an RN. Just do it now or you may never go back to school after you get your LPN. Just my advice .
    Excellent point.
  2. by   hello_nurse_mel
    Quote from maleNICUnurse
    Hey People......My stats, 24 years of age, Registered Nurse with a BSN working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.....RN since May 04'...currently anticipating a Nurse Anesthesia Program interview..........solely entered nursing to become a CRNA.
    you'll need to change your name to "the Sandman"

    I'm an LVN of 9yrs - going back for ADN in the fall. for same reason as everyone else - more money and opportunity for advancement. LVNs do get more clinical experience, but RNs' pay is almost twice as much as an LVN.
  3. by   austin heart
    Last edit by austin heart on May 13, '05
  4. by   austin heart
    [QUOTE LVNs do get more clinical experience, but RNs' pay is almost twice as much as an LVN.[/QUOTE]

    I know that this is the male forum and this is a little but off topic but this statement has been posted several times here lately and it is NOT TRUE!!!!! RN's get more clinical experiance than LVNs by a long shot!

    On the topic......LVN 1997 then RN 1999.
    I highly recomend spending the extra time to at least get your ADN, well worth it in the long run.
  5. by   RedSoxRN
    RN, BSN at 22 years old, smartest thing I've ever done.

    In my opinion, and no offense to any LPNs or ADNs out there, the BSN is so much more focused on the wholistic aspects of care and the greater picture of advancing the nursing profession. If you're going into nursing for the right reasons, and you want to be the best care provider you can be, I would imagine that the natural path you would take would be the BSN track as it's the highest entry point, and you'd continue your education throughout your career.