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Quick question regarding pre reqs

Hey, I need some advice... My plan is to become an lpn and then continue school afterwards to be an RN. I was accepted into the lpn program but I'm on a waitlist til next September (2012). While I'm waiting a year should I just get my pre-reqs put of the way for RN so I don't have to go to school for a year while working as an lpn?

I would say definitely yes, use this time to work on pre-reqs. Especially if you are not working right now, or are working a schedule or type of job that makes it easier for you to attend classes and devote time to studying. I'm not sure what you mean by "so I don't have to go to school for a year while working as an lpn"...I'm sorry. Do you mean that you don't want to work as an LPN at all, but just apply to nursing school immediately after graduating as an LPN? Completing your pre-reqs now will definitely help you have a better chance of getting accepted into nursing school straightaway.

Yes that's exactly what you should do...you'll be so glad you did!!!

I meant while I was an lpn instead of going to school for a year just working on pre reqs I could get it over with now so it would be less schooling later. Unless by being an lpn some of the pre reqs aren't required?

I think it's a good idea to get your RN pre-reqs out of the way while you can. Personally, I find balancing school and work difficult and tiring... I don't know about you but I find that I get higher grades when just doing schoolwork as opposed to working a lot of hours a week AND doing school work at the same time.

Totally get your pre-reqs out of the way! You dont want to have to worry about those later. Good luck!

What would you do for the next year if you don't tackle the pre-reqs?

I think that I would take them. You'll feel much better getting them out of the way.

I would go ahead and take the prerequisites especially if you have to work as an LPN for a while before they will let you in to the bridge program. That way you won't have to work and go to school. My school makes the bridge LPN's work either 6 months full time or 12 months part time before they can enter the program.

Yes! I would...I did and I am so glad I did now. I was accepted into nursing school for this fall and I worked on all my gen-ed classes for two years. Now, when I start I will only have to do the NUR classes. I can't imagine taking a full load!


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