I am getting STNA certified and then going back to school for nursing. My question is- for those who know the Ohio job climate- would it make much difference (as far as job availability etc.) as to whether I get my LPN first (which is cheaper and shorter time to obtain) or whether I go straight through to get my RN? (Which takes longer and is more expensive.) Are there any other local (or general) considerations as to which would be preferrable? Also- is there a big difference in the Cleveland area as to which nursing school one does attend? I see alot of great schools, but alot seem to be days or uber expensive or further than I'd prefer to travel. Is an LPN from, say, Tri-C viewed as just as desireable by employers as an LPN from, say, Case Western?
Just looking at the local big picture so I can decide how to proceed. I'm at the very beginning of this journey, my STNA class starts next month, so I'm really not at all familiar with the local climate yet. If anyone has any tips, advice etc. it would be greatly appreciated :) Thanks so much!