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MOM, MA, or LPN to RN? Which direction?

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by pirowette pirowette (New) New

I am currently enrolled in an online AAS in Medical Office Management degree program and currently have a 3.75 GPA. I have recently been having doubts that I am on the correct path since my ultimate goal is to be an RN. I am a "mature" student, meaning I have been out of school into the double digits, but am finally wanting to pursue my dream, a degree in the medical field. My dilemma is, I am in my second term working towards my MOM degree but I am not sure that will get me where I want to go. I already checked and can transfer to AAS in Medical Assisting but if none of my credits will transfer to LPN/RN, should I stick with MOM or change schools and go for LPN to RN? I work full time so would prefer online classes for most of it but cannot find any schools that have online LPN courses. Any thoughts or advise?

If you ultimate goal is to be an RN, then you should pursue that. From what I understand, a degree in MOM or MA has absolutely no usefulness when it comes to becoming an RN.

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If you ultimate goal is to be an RN, then you should pursue that. From what I understand, a degree in MOM or MA has absolutely no usefulness when it comes to becoming an RN.

Yeps. Most (if not all) of the MOM and MA (assoc degree or otherwise) classes will NOT transfer into either an LPN or RN program. If RN IS the goal, swing yourself over to a community college and start with the science prereqs required by most schools (ie chemistry, A&P I and II, microbiology) b/c most schools like to see at least those out of the way before theyll glance at an application.

You will not be able to find any completely online LPN program, there will have to be a clinical component but when and how is highly program dependent.

Wish u luck for the future. ! :p

Thank you for your advice. I am going to start looking for a school that is flexible around my schedule so can still work while getting my training.