I know this has probably been asked a ton of times, BUT I am gonna ask it anyways.
I've recently been accepted into a 2 year (4 semester) RN program at a community college and also got accepted into an LPN program (2 semesters). I have one week until I give my choice to the RN program. They are both good prices, so that's not really a deciding factor for me. Both have high NCLEX pass rates and have good reputations.
Which route would be more beneficial? The LPN would be completed in 2 semesters, and then I could work and get experience and then bridge over to the RN program and skip the first year of nursing classes and just have 2 semesters remaining.
For the people who have become an LPN first, do you wish you had just gone for RN in the beginning?
I guess I'm looking at PROS/CONS of going to LPN first or going straight to the RN.
I also have a 3 month old. Not sure if this matters, but putting it out there.