Need advice. Accept offer from NEIT or wait

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by bre2006 bre2006 (New) New Student Pre-Student

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My ultimate goal is to work as an RN. I'm currently struggling with which path to take. I have been accepted to the NEIT ADN  nursing program. I have my concerns about the program, one concern is the cost. My other options are to wait it out and hope I'm accepted into the second degree BSN at RIC  for Spring 2023 or to accept the offers of the practical nurse programs I've been accepted to and go the LPN to RN and then BSN route. I'm soon to be 38   and will have to work while in school.   

alwaystachy

alwaystachy

Has 1 years experience. 24 Posts

While I don't know the specifics of your programs, I can tell you this: go where you feel that you will have more support. Ask what is the feasibility of working (full or part time) during school. Many second Bachelor's programs (ABSNs) do NOT recommend working while in their program because of how intense and packed it is. OR they may say "some of our students have been successful in working per diem during our program" which means it's the outlier. If you choose the LPN to RN or the ADN then you will be able to work as an RN (and even an LPN) while obtaining a Bachelor's. Know your job market. A lot of facilities are taking ADN prepared nurses as well as LPNs because we are in a large staffing shortage. Many hospitals will even pay for your BSN! I believe that age shouldn't be a factor when deciding you want to go back to school with all these programs you will be an RN in about two years.

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bre2006

bre2006

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16 hours ago, anna1415 said:

While I don't know the specifics of your programs, I can tell you this: go where you feel that you will have more support. Ask what is the feasibility of working (full or part time) during school. Many second Bachelor's programs (ABSNs) do NOT recommend working while in their program because of how intense and packed it is. OR they may say "some of our students have been successful in working per diem during our program" which means it's the outlier. If you choose the LPN to RN or the ADN then you will be able to work as an RN (and even an LPN) while obtaining a Bachelor's. Know your job market. A lot of facilities are taking ADN prepared nurses as well as LPNs because we are in a large staffing shortage. Many hospitals will even pay for your BSN! I believe that age shouldn't be a factor when deciding you want to go back to school with all these programs you will be an RN in about two years.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply.   I have actually been leaning more towards the  LPN route the last couple of days,  because financially it will be more feasible. LPN to RN was my initial plan,  but I kept seeing L{Ns don't get hired and it's better to have not just an RN but a BSN.  I have some more thinking to do.  Thanks for your input!