Hello nurses and future nurses..... So I am here finally posting after lurking the boards for quite some time now..... Ahhhhh! Feels great anyways!
I am dealing with a huge toss up between going to LPN school (12 mo. 29,850) in my area or just get my ADN (24 mo. Unsure of the cost) but I am sure it's less than almost 30G's. I am almost certain I just want to get my ADN and go on to get my BSN after working for sometime as a RN with a ADN. My questions are below:
1. Would a RN with a ADN get jobs as a LPN before a "LPN" if I chose to go that route? Just so I am atleast able to work while trying to obtain my BSN? (as I hear ADN's are being phased away)
2. Can you get your BSN without getting your ADN 1st? Or do you automatically recieve that after 2 years of school?
A LITTLE ABOUT MY BACKGROUND:
I started out as a home health aide at 18 and did that up until around 20 I focused my work around working with TBI & SCI patients in group home settings as well as doing private home care on the side. At 21 I registered for a accelerated C.M.A program & recieved my certification as a Certified Medical Assistant in August of 2016. As of now I am working for a big organization with over 5 speciality doctors.... So I am ready to further my education
it's been 6 months since I graduated & I want to be enrolled in a program for the spring of 2017 I am currently 23 y/o btw ☺👋
Jan 2, '17
My goodness that's a lot of money for LVN or RN. Why don't you look at community colleges in your area? It will be so much cheaper.
If you had your LVN & RN license you could probably get a job as an LVN but I would never work lower than my current licensure. That could put you at so much risk.
You need to do a Google search for jobs in your area. Are they hiring LVNs? If so where? Same with RNs. Are they only hiring RNs with BSNs or is an ADN acceptable? I know in my area they still hire LVNs in hospitals & I will have no problem getting a job with my associate's.
ADN & BSN are two different degrees. ADN is a 2 year program vs. BSN which is a 4 year program.
You are too late to the game to apply to Spring 2017 nursing programs. Also, if you want to get your RN there are pre-reqs (vary by school) you need to complete before you can apply. LVN programs have fewer or no pre-reqs to complete.
Last edit by OrganizedChaos on Jan 2, '17