North Shore Community College LPN or RN

U.S.A. Massachusetts


Hello, I'm so happy I'm finally going back to school, and I will like to go for Lpn or RN. I'm 23 years old and I have a 2 years old baby girl, I'm a single mom so I have to work full time to support my baby and myself. I live in Lynn, Massachusetts and North Shore Community College is only 5 minutes from my house and is also one of the best colleges around here.

I want to start taking the prerequisites this summer so I can apply for the program in September and start with the nursing classes hopefully by fall next year. But I have a little Problem, the classes are full time 7:00 am to 2:00pm and 2:00 to 9:00 everyday. I have to work and pay rent, I don't have nobody to depend on it.

What I want to know is if the LPN program at the college is worth it? And in my condition full time mom and work Should I go to LPN first and then RN?

Thank you so much for your advices,


57 Posts

First I'd like to say congratulations for making the decision to go back to school! That is awesome!

I'm no mom and I do not live alone however I can say that you will have times when you will be super busy even during your prerequisites BECAUSE you also have to work - which I understand!

If I were you - if I was a mom and providing for my family...I would definitely do an LPN program first and then get your RN.

This is just my opinion! I wish you the best of luck! Whatever you decide to do - you can!


12 Posts

I'm thinking about become a LPN first and them go for RN, but I don't know I feel I already wasted so many years in nothing that I just want to go get my degree and find a good job. But in I also think that I'm working full time and is barely enough to pay my bills and I don't qualify for any public assistance because they say I make too much, and they are right before deductions of course.


3 Posts

Shawsheen tech in Billerica has a lpn evening program,you should try there !

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