Good morning! I am very indecisive right now and I wanted to get other people's opinions. I am currently a CNA. I am in college currently for my ADN. I started college fresh out of high school. I am not even sure when I decided I wanted to be a nurse! It is just what I've always thought I'd do I guess!
I love being a CNA, helping people, taking care of them, and most of all being there for them when they need someone. I know CNA is nothing like nursing lol but I wanted to get into some sort of healthcare.
I am starting my third semester of prereqs. I have 6 semesters left! 3 years. Honestly, my GPA isn't that good. It's not terrible but my school (state college) is very competitive for the RN program and I'm worried. I am considering doing LPN first. The program is 45 weeks. Students are selected based on TEAS VS. TEAS & GPA for RN. Once I am an LPN I will bridge to RN if it's what I want. If I go the LPN route, I will take anatomy & phys this semester (well I plan to either way lol) then take my TEAS, then apply for the LPN program that following semester.
I feel very uneasy. School is expensive and I didn't take time to decide what I really wanted to do, nursing just came naturally (a blessing and a curse possibly?) so LPN first may help me decide what I want to do Indefinitely. Also, LPN bridge students have a one-up in my colleges selection for the RN program. I would also be able to work as an
I am only 19 (20 in January!) but I feel like I am running out of time. I bought a house in April and unfortunately I will not be able to take off work to go to school, whether I do RN or LPN. My husband is a firefighter/paramedic and thinks I would be better if going straight RN, based off of what he has talked to nurses about in hospitals.
So I guess my question is, based off of your experience/plain opinion, would it be worth it to do LPN to RN, or should I just take the full plunge to RN?