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by WCSU1987 WCSU1987 (Member) Member

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Hey hey! So rejected third time from Nursing School.

Plan to apply one more time retaking my AP1 and 2 to boost the grade up. GPA is currently a 3.0 and try to boost that up a little as well.

If the 4th try fails have to go with Plan B. So LPN school is too expensive ($30,000-$40,000) not sure at that cost it is worth it.

Was thinking of going the Medic route or RRT route then eventually come back to Nursing.

Which of these 2 jobs/college programs ne beneficial down the road when applying for Nursing School?

Thanks a bunch!

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At my school, only the LPN would give you a leg up in applying to the RN program. Maybe there is another LPN program which doesnt cost so much? That cost seems very excessive to me, BSN programs dont even typically cost that much. The LPN program here is 14k. Maybe look around? Otherwise, I would say go respiratory. Many people find they love that career and make good money. You may find yourself quite satisfied there. Whereas medics do not make anywhere near what RNs do and many people do not stay in that career. Just my 2 cents! 

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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RT is a better option because the typical medic's work schedule is not conducive to nursing school AND RT's see a much wider range of conditions that a medic working pre-hospital. 

HOWEVER, have you applied to multiple schools? Could you relocate to find a less expensive LPN option? 

 

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23 hours ago, meanmaryjean said:

RT is a better option because the typical medic's work schedule is not conducive to nursing school AND RT's see a much wider range of conditions that a medic working pre-hospital. 

HOWEVER, have you applied to multiple schools? Could you relocate to find a less expensive LPN option? 

 

Here is the rub

I got my own self into a pickle with credit debt paying that off. Starting a family so being close to family is a plus for the next two year's.

Could technically move to another State. My line of work in healthcare carries no license or certification. That's why I was looking at the LPN, Medic, RT route as a way to build that first part of the bridge to being an RN.

With RN school's applied to 3 to 4 programs.

Also was thinking along those lines to of scheduling. As a Medic or RT or LPN working 3 7p to 7a shifts would probably make nursing school a bit smoother ride.

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