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Need advice on LPN-RN!!

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by Missy765 Missy765, LPN (New) New

Has 2 years experience.

I was planning on applying for a LPN-ASN program this fall(2020) for the class of 2022 after passing the TEAS test. I have taken it twice in the last year and am off around 6 points in science. The program has about 6 pre reqs, only 2 of which I have. This program is 3 semesters (after taking the remaining pre reqs.)

I got accepted into a LPN-BSN program starting next month. This program is 3 years and I would graduate in the Summer of 2023. It is a private college but LPNs get 40% off the cost of traditional students making it almost as much as the ASN program (once I finish my BSN and my prereqs for my BSN from there.)

So, I am not sure if I should wait to start the ASN program next year or start this program and be done in 3 years... opinions and advice are welcome. Just trying to weigh the options.

JSSA98

Has 3 years experience.

Could you tell me what LPN-BSN program you found? And is it online? I can’t seem to find anything other than LPN-RN. Thank you.

MikeMSN-RN, MSN, LVN, RN

Specializes in Oncology. Has 15 years experience.

It also depends on where you live. For example, if you live in California or a state where getting a new grad RN job at an acute hospital is very competitive, I'd definitely recommend a BSN program. In CA, you do need BSN to work at an acute hospital and need to apply for a new grad program.

Once you earn become ASN, RN, AND get a paid job as an RN (you can't get a job at a hospital without BSN, so you'd likely to work at a sub-acute/long-term facility), then, you'd probably not qualify to apply for many new grad programs.

But if you live in an area where it's not hard to get an RN job (ASN-RN), then I'd say just go to the LVN-RN bridge program.

My two cents

Do your damn hardest in the LPN-BSN program! CONGRATS and good luck to you! 😀

Edited by Spooky

Nurselexii

Specializes in Non judgmental advisor.

On 4/10/2020 at 7:56 PM, missywv said:

I was planning on applying for a LPN-ASN program this fall(2020) for the class of 2022 after passing the TEAS test. I have taken it twice in the last year and am off around 6 points in science. The program has about 6 pre reqs, only 2 of which I have. This program is 3 semesters (after taking the remaining pre reqs.)

I got accepted into a LPN-BSN program starting next month. This program is 3 years and I would graduate in the Summer of 2023. It is a private college but LPNs get 40% off the cost of traditional students making it almost as much as the ASN program (once I finish my BSN and my prereqs for my BSN from there.)

So, I am not sure if I should wait to start the ASN program next year or start this program and be done in 3 years... opinions and advice are welcome. Just trying to weigh the options.

Congratulations on getting accepted 🙂 are you in a time crunch? I.e are you working somewhere that says you need to have your RN by a certain date? Are you employed and can maintain your work schedule (or modified work schedule) equally with either programs? If all things are equal and there isn't any other barriers preventing you from being in school for 3 more years, I think the BSN would be a great option for you,

if you need to do something more immediately to improve your life for you and your family and 3 years is not a realistic option for the parties involved then I would recommend the ADN option:) stay safe!