While in LVN school, it was assumed we'd go on to RN school. I'm okay with ppl staying as LVN/LPNs..whatever floats your boat. I returned to school later in life, so continuing on to RN school will put me somewhere between my mid 50s and early 60s..hmm, I have to wonder if it will be worth it then. For now, I work in home health and still have time to raise the remaining 2 boys in our family, now both high schoolers. All this to say, "we'll see."
(I'd love to study more in-depth nursing formally, but my hubster and boys need me home at this time. For now, I'm content to be a "mature" independent learner absorbing knowledge at my own pace. )
Peace in God.