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Tuition cost defferences b/t an rn and lpn

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What are the tuition cost differences between an LPN and RN? Are they the same the first year?

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Daytonite has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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every school is different. contact the individual schools that you are interested in. this may also depend on the state you live in and the opportunities available to its citizens. there is also a difference between the two jobs. lpns are task oriented. rns are problem solvers and patient care managers. what you will learn as an lpn is covered in the first 6-8 weeks of an rn course (if you decide to go on for an rn). everything else in the rn course will be new information training you to be a problem solver and patient care manager. do not misunderstand, however. in rn school you will also learn about and do those tasks that lpns and nursing assistants also learn because you will have to be able to perform them and evaluate the performance of others you supervise who also perform these tasks. rns are supervisors and managers not only of the patient care, but also of lpns and nursing assistants giving this care. so, if you aspire to be an rn, i suggest skipping the lpn school and going for your rn and saving yourself a lot of wasted time and money. i recommend that everyone, no matter how old they are, contact the department of education of the state in which they live to find out what kinds of financial assistance are available for you because nursing is an occupation that many times is included in job training and retraining programs or financial assistance arrangements of the various state departments of education.

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