Quote from tou860
Here are some of my questions I need opinions and Former RN's to help with this:
1) Is it easier to become a CNA then apply to Nursing school and try to get in?
2) Is it easier to become an LPN then apply to a Nursing school and try to be accepted?
3) Whats the most efficient and fast way of becoming a RN?
I was thinking about going for my CNA in Jan. of 2008 and hopefully transfering to a nursing school in Fall of 2008. Or is it better to go and find a school for a 2 year degree in LPN or RN then becoming an RN? Any info would be deeply appreciated.
To avoid long waits-- Go to a private school?
I live in hawaii and while there is a waiting list (or just a lot of competition) to get in the nursing prgram at university of hawaii, the local private university (more expensive!), Hawaii Pacific University, has no such waiting list and accepts people if they have a 2.75 or higher. It's way more expensive, though.. But worth it to me since I can get it out of the way. They also do summer sessions at my school, so I hopefully can get my RN in 2.5-3 years, instead of 4. I duno how other private schools are. This one offers a lot of different scholarships
that I am going to try to take advantage of.
Also, why the heck go through all that? Just get your BSN.. Who knows, a BSN may be the requirement someday. Just get it and then if you ever want to move up in your career, all you need is the 2 years in a masters program!