LOL, or an ADN/RN anyway. LPN is useless whoops to jump and fit in your schedule. As an Industrial Engineer, I did not need to dig ditches for 20 years to tell you expertly that it is not good for your back :-) And I don't need to wipe buns and expose myself to nosocomial diseases without being properly educated (microbilogy) since it is reported by one source at least to be the 4th leading killer in the US.
LPN's rationalize their wasted time and wages OR want to circumvent high GPA entry barriers. And with an LPN job, they will have a lower GPA in RN school (a significant number of them at least). There are brilliant LPN's who fit it in their schedule, but even they pay for it in a hectic schedule that closes their eyes to opportunity that passes them by while they are wiping buns.
ADN GPA entry averages are near 3.90, and bridge students entry GPA's are closer to the minimum 2.70 at my school. However, LPN does say you will accept lower wages at harder work, so you will definitely receive low ball offers quickly (like this thread's author may have been trying to dupe unsuspecting people or route them into a time consuming schedule of needless certifications and work schedules). I almost did it, so it is conceivable: but not optimal by no means in potential development of a holistic RN, in the name of Florence Nightingale.
So although I respect LPN's working in death homes, please do not act like your low grades and experience 'level' raises your worth above others who achieve more and have more potential in the hight tech world of tomorrow. Florence was a scholar, and not a hiney wiper! No disrespect to ANYONE, but for many average students, LPN may suck them in and keep them LPN forever, since there is no way many can handle RN and LPN too. And if they do, they will never reach their full potential doing so. Good luck if you do, and be careful of nosocomial diseases in the hospital.
But in this season of holidays, in Christ's name, please don't spout that LPN's are superior or I may puke on you if within 3 foot of me. For an RN, a CNA certification with the new dual background checks is of more value to me personally. Rock on CNA"s!!