I am currently enrolled in the LPN program at TTCN (classes start Monday, May 3rd!!!). I know it's a year before I will be entering the job market, but I'm working on some career planning now, and would love your feedback.
My "plan" such that it is, currently looks like this:
* Attend TTCN full time, focus on grades, graduate and get licence April/May 2011
* Move quickly to the LPN to BSN accelerated program at (probably) MTSU - full time on campus
* Also work full time, hopefully in either a surgery center or hospice program. I'm very interested in working at the VA in Murfreesboro or at either St Thomas or Vanderbilt - concerned about getting a schedule in surgery or hospice that will allow me to attend school at the same time, though
* Once I earn my BSN, I'd like to go on and work on my Masters so I can teach nursing students once I feel I'm prepared and have some knowledge to share
I'm most concerned about that part "in the middle"... How have those of you who have done it been able to balance work and school if you're not working on a hospital floor or somewhere that has evening/weekend hours?
I look forward to hearing your feedback!