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by KelsLPN KelsLPN (New) New

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So I’ve been an LPN going on 4 years and absolutely love what I do. I’m set to start an accelerated LPN-RN program in the fall and am having second doubts about doing it. Not that I don’t think I could get through the program but just the transitioning from an LPN to RN is a big role change and I’m scared honestly. And I’m really scared that I won’t like the change or I’ll regret not going...... i need advice 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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There is a lot of variety in the field. In a lot of jobs you won't find such an intimidating change in the role. If you've already been successful as a nurse you'll do fine.

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AlwaysLearning247 has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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You applied to the program for a reason. You’re already a nurse, this move will just help you become available to more opportunities. Good luck, you’ll do great!

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I'll bet it was a big role change becoming a LPN.  And quite frankly, if you made it through LPN school (which one of my BSN friends taught at and said neither of us would have made it through 🤣) I have no doubt you can make the transition.  I think the big difference is leadership and you're already doing that with non-licensed staff, right?  And, since you already will know most of the skills and a lot of the knowledge in the RN program, you'll be able to concentrate more on leadership qualities and watching your preceptors for those things, instead of freaking out about starting IVs etc.

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inthecosmos has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Varied.

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Absolutely!  You have a solid foundation with your experience and an LPN license.  Think of it as a promotion!

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CharleeFoxtrot has 7 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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I was a paramedic that went through an accelerated bridge to RN program with other paramedics, LPNs and RTs. The LPNs were so far ahead of us on most areas dues to their prior schooling and experience!  You got this.

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KCMnurse has 36 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Educator.

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Yes - do this! You can only benefit from the expanded opportunities this will bring. Take a deep breath and take it one day at a time - you can do this!

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jb_mmmm is a BSN, RN and specializes in Rehabilitation.

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RUN

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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We are all scared of change.  But... change is a good thing. 

I started as an RN... felt many LPN's could run rings around me. 

Good luck. I have a feeling, you've got this. 

 

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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This ^^^^^^

LPNs taught me tons of things. Same for CNAs - they know all the neat shortcuts (GOOD shortcuts).

Good luck for your future education. You can do it.

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Thank you all so much for your input! I’m scared but I really think I’ll regret not going, just need to put all my fears aside.

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