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by kaymichele kaymichele (New) New

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I'm a 35 and a single parent of two. I've been a Certified Medical Assistant for the past 10 years. I am ready become a nurse. I'm stuck between deciding if I should start as an LPN or just jump right in to the RN program. I still have to provide for my family. My goal is to get a BSN. Please help!!!

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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I moved your post to the pre-nursing forum to encourage responses. Good luck!

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Go straight for your RN.. Its the quickest route if your end goal is to get your BSN and you will end up making more money.

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That's what I was thinking. My concern is working a full time job and school full time.

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FutureNurseInfo has 1 years experience.

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That's what I was thinking. My concern is working a full time job and school full time.

You have an option of doing associates RN program which can be day, night, or weekend program. You can also go part-time. Then, once you get your associates, you can quickly apply to a BSN program, which you can complete online.

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Thanks a lot. I'm working on it!

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I moved your post to the pre-nursing forum to encourage responses. Good luck!

I see a lot of posts moved to the Pre-Nursing/Students forum, but I wonder if that's always best? The more experienced nurses seem to hang out in the "Nurses" forum and the students hang out in... Well, the students forum. It makes sense, of course, but I feel like the people who have already become nurses and have gone through their education would have better info than the students who are trying to figure it out right now. ???

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

8 Followers; 32 Articles; 13,374 Posts; 130,977 Profile Views

I see a lot of posts moved to the Pre-Nursing/Students forum, but I wonder if that's always best? The more experienced nurses seem to hang out in the "Nurses" forum and the students hang out in... Well, the students forum. It makes sense, of course, but I feel like the people who have already become nurses and have gone through their education would have better info than the students who are trying to figure it out right now. ???

The "general" forum is the busiest on the site, so we try to keep subject-specific things from sliding off the page rapidly, as they tend to do. That is why we move threads to the appropriate subject. If you want to ask something of experienced/been-there-done-that people, putting that in the title or opening paragraph may be helpful too. But there are a lot of us experienced folks who frequent student forums to help out as well. :) Remember, things also change from 10-15-20 years ago, so sometimes our advice isn't so fresh. lol

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