I get so sick of all the RN students telling me "oh no don't go into the lpn program just go ahead with RN..." like just today I was at the coffee house eating a waffel, my waitress and I got to talking well she said she was in the RN program at the same school I was at, when I told her that I went there but was applying for the LPN she crinkled up her nose and told me that she was only 19 (same age as I) and would be an RN by the time she was 20. For some reason that just flew all over me I WANT to be an LPN, what is so bad about that? I told her that and said I may bridge over to RN at some point then she went on to tell me that it wasn't that easy to "just" bridge over.. I have talked to to several RN's that worked as LPN's first that said they understood their classes more because they already had hands on expierence. Does anyone else have this problem?