Please,help!which one i should choose,RN or RPN?

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by helo_fish (New) New

I decide to be a nurse.I think it is a really great job. It's not just a job to make money,meanwhile u can help others.

I would choose a college to start my nursing life. Maybe it would be Centennial or GB,both of them provide a program that is Practical Nursing,2 years. I think I'm gonna be RPN if I choose this program.But they do have another program that is Bachelor of Science in Nursing,4years. I will complete your first two years at Centennial/GB and the final two years at Ryerson. This program will lead me to be a RN. Do I get it right??Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm at a lost right now.I don't know which one I should choose.Which one is better?If i choose RPN that one,how can I turn to RN and how much time I should spend turning to RN??If I choose RN that one.Is it hard to graduate from Ryerson in my this case.

Thanks a lot for looking into my questins!!!:)

joanna73, BSN, RN

Specializes in geriatrics. 1 Article; 4,767 Posts

Some questions to ponder: do you have the academic ability/ desire, money, and time. I am a newly licensed RN, which took 5 years, because I had prerequisites to complete first. While I am happy with my RN degree, in this economy, I might choose the RPN route. I notice more postings for RPN right now. However, if you can relocate, or you hope to travel, do the RN. I know that if you want to eventually work abroad, most places want RNs first. I guess it depends on what your goals are.

helo_fish

4 Posts

Some questions to ponder: do you have the academic ability/ desire, money, and time. I am a newly licensed RN, which took 5 years, because I had prerequisites to complete first. While I am happy with my RN degree, in this economy, I might choose the RPN route. I notice more postings for RPN right now. However, if you can relocate, or you hope to travel, do the RN. I know that if you want to eventually work abroad, most places want RNs first. I guess it depends on what your goals are.

Thank you. I appreciate your advices really much!!! It's really helps.I'm 24 years old. I can support myself to public school. I do wanna be a nurse,especially about some baby area.

Maybe I choose RPN right now,and later on I wanna get RN licence,how I gonna get it? How much time it will take?

joanna73, BSN, RN

Specializes in geriatrics. 1 Article; 4,767 Posts

I'm not positive, but I think the bridging program from RN to RPN is 3 yrs. But if you get the RPN you can work after two years, then later bridge to RN. So it would take 5 yrs that way. Or just do the 4 yr BSN right from the start.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience. 8,343 Posts

Thank you. I appreciate your advices really much!!! It's really helps.I'm 24 years old. I can support myself to public school. I do wanna be a nurse,especially about some baby area.

Maybe I choose RPN right now,and later on I wanna get RN licence,how I gonna get it? How much time it will take?

So many prospective nurses want to work with new borns. It's a hard specialty to get into. More applicants than jobs. And if you wind up on a postpartum unit, it's not what people expect. The paperwork is a killer.

You'll need to work on your use of the written language. Charges and Chart reviewers are sticklers on correct spelling and grammar because every written note is a potential legal document.

helo_fish

4 Posts

I'm not positive, but I think the bridging program from RN to RPN is 3 yrs. But if you get the RPN you can work after two years, then later bridge to RN. So it would take 5 yrs that way. Or just do the 4 yr BSN right from the start.

Thank you very much!!!It does help a lot!!!:)

helo_fish

4 Posts

So many prospective nurses want to work with new borns. It's a hard specialty to get into. More applicants than jobs. And if you wind up on a postpartum unit, it's not what people expect. The paperwork is a killer.

You'll need to work on your use of the written language. Charges and Chart reviewers are sticklers on correct spelling and grammar because every written note is a potential legal document.

Thank you very much!!! I will work harder on my English. :)