Lpn or 2 year rn

  1. Right now I am a cna.I am considering either entering a lpn course or a 2 year rn.The end result of both is that i want to become an rn.I was considering doing a lpn course and as i worked i would do a bridge program to become an rn.But then someone told me that after i completed a 2 year rn i would be able to work.Could anyone please give me some advice so i could choose the best choice.
    Last edit by nystu on Jan 17, '07
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  3. by   Doofy
    If you already know your end goal is to be an rn than whichever is quickest for you. If that fails, than go for your backup plan. I went for a rn program at my local cc.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Although it is necessary for some of us to stair-step our ways up the nursing career ladder, it seems that you already know what you want. Ultimately, you want to become an RN someday. If the RN is your goal, then I would start doing that immediately. Good luck with whatever decision you make.
  5. by   nystu
    thankyou for the help does anyone know how long it usually takes to get into the clinical part of a nursing program
  6. by   Doofy
    I think it's different for each school. For QCC, it'll take you at least 1 year if starting from scratch. There are ADN programs that start on clinical right away. Like SVCMC-Queens I think.
  7. by   caliotter3
    Since you know what your goals are, your decision will be driven mostly by what kind of program will accept you first. Do your homework. What is available around you and what is their admissions process, how long is the typical wait? If the RN program(s) are impacted with yrs long waiting lists, you might want to go LPN first, then use the LPN to help you in the RN admissions process and/or work while you are waiting. If your options are limited, then your choice will be based on those limitations. Many people who have the financial means (b/c they are expensive) go to private LPN schools so that they can progress one way or another. Good luck to you and I hope you have more than one good option to choose from.