I disagree with many others. Depending on the funding you have available and your need to work, getting an LPN and bridging to an RN program may be just what you need! For example, in Utah, it is possible to obtain an LPN certificate in one year, and pay only about $4500 for the entire program. Several colleges in Utah have excellent bridge programs which enable LPN graduates to get credit for their LPN year. In fact, some of our LPN graduates can actually earn their LPN, earn an ADN and a BSN in only 3 years, which is a year less than the traditional 4-year BSN program. Look for LPN programs at local vocational/technical colleges. Before you apply, find out what it costs, find out what their NCLEX-PN pass rate is (ours has historically been 100%), and decide which colleges will provide you with the best bridge program. If you do your homework, you may not only save money, but time too! Good luck!