What can you do with LPN and BA?

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So I'm a semester away from my my BA in public admin. I also am a LPN. I'm unsure what to do after this last semester of my bachelors, and would love any advice or thoughts. I'm thinking I could eventually become a case manager? But I'm not sure. Are there jobs that I can do with these credentials that are not the bedside nursing Im doing now? Some sort of admin jobs?

Also, I want to get a post baccalaureate degree. Any thoughts on what type of degree I can get? I've heard of accelerated masters degrees, bachelors degrees etc, but I'm pretty confused on what would work for my situation. I'd appreciate any input offered.

Specializes in Critical Care, Education.

As far as clinical/nursing jobs are concerned, an LPN + BA = LPN. In order to qualify for any type of admin jobs that require a nursing license, you will need to obtain an RN license, & most likely a BSN.

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

My best friend earned a BS degree in public health many moons ago, then became an LPN later on. Even with the previous degree, she still worked as a floor nurse.

However, I do know of LPNs who are case managers, but they tend to have extensive experience. LPNs are also utilized as wellness directors at some assisted living facilities.

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