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

  1. 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, etc.,etc., etc.,.
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  3. by   nanna4
    RN/ADN graduated at age 35 and have no regrets after 15 years.
  4. by   dspring
    RN ADN since 12/92
  5. by   flaerman
    RN/Diploma Nurse-graduated at age 30/1985-no regrets after 20 yrs, worked all hospital based nursing various units in 3 states, been in ER since 1997.

    flaerman
  6. by   casualjim
    43 retiring from the Navy just now starting an ADN program. Stoked!
  7. by   Todd SPN
    LPN for 1.5 years 53y/o. You're still young. Go ADN if you can swing it.
  8. by   tankity
    LPN. Get your RN.
  9. by   KennyRN
    Quote from tankity
    LPN. Get your RN.
    I agree with tankity. I had LPN for almost 2 years first, but quickly realized that the RN/ADN was much more open for advancement, employment choices and of course higher salary. I have absolutely no regrets about going back and taking another year (in a very good commumity college program) to get my RN. I have had the RN for 12 years now. Have worked in Cardiac Stepdown, (visiting) Home Health/Hospice, Pediatric Private Duty, Agency Staffing, Hospital Case Management, and (currently) Medical Psychiatry (although I am able to float to other hospital units if I choose to). The last is for almost 5 years, and for the most part, I love it (working nights now too). My wife and I also co-own and co-manage (Administration level) 3 licensed Family Care Homes (for almost 2 years now).

    Oh, and I have held middle management positions several times, but prefer not to be in that position (politics, etc.).

    Good luck. Whatever you choose, you CAN do it!
  10. by   grambograham
    I am in my 3rd year of a 4 year BScN program. I have no regrets. More knowledge, more pay but yes.... more cost.
  11. by   Jenny Renn
    I'm an RN with a bachelor of science in Nursing having also completed 18 years in the Royal Australian Navy. J.R.
  12. by   Farkinott
    RN (Bachelor of nursing)
  13. by   blue chips
    Quote from Notanurse
    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, etc.,etc., etc.,.

    RN-BSN, MBA. best thing i ever did. ccu nurse. :hatparty:
  14. by   ryaninmtv
    RN- LPN for 14 years. Back in BSN program.

    Go the RN route. Much greater scope of practice.

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