I am 36 yrs old and have my BS in Psych and my MS in Counseling. I graduated from college in 1991 and grad school in 1994 so my course work won't be accepted in either a LPN or RN program...all programs require prerequisite coursework to be taken within 5-7 years of applying to the program. So I am ready to have to take alot of entry level courses that I took already.
Here is my dilema...I am the primary breadwinner and hold all medical benefits for my family, my husband and 2 daughters, 3 and 5yrs old. I am willing to quit my job to dedicate 2 years to nursing school but I am unsure which direction I want to take...LPN or RN.
I have read so many great posts, some say go for LPN because you get so much experience before going for RN but others say jump right into the RN program...I would like to be able to get a job as soon as possible and I thought if I went for LPN I could get a job faster then maybe the hospital would pay for me to get my RN...I live in CT and both hospitals in our town has great LPN to RN programs. These are all the things I have to consider and was hoping for some advice.
Thanks so much , Shari