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Which path should I go?

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pmo98 pmo98 (New) New

Hi there!

I am creating this post because I'm curious on which route I should take in my nursing career? I currently work as a psychiatric CNA in the hospital and I've had nurses tell me to take the path of an LPN to RN as it will be easier to get into nursing school and might be a little cheaper. So I guess my question is... should I start as a LPN or go straight into a four year nursing program/RN?

I'm 19 years old, and currently taking my prereq's and just trying to figure out which path!

Thanks in advance :)

What about a 2 year ADN program?

Yes, I was thinking that too. But for some reason, one RN still considered going through an LPN program.

Yes, I was thinking that too. But for some reason, one RN still considered going through an LPN program.

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience.

We are nurses, not academic advisors. Please speak with yours. Being accepted to LPN school is not easy. The time you take achieving your LPN, could be time spent achieving your RN degree.

For what it's worth, I had a free ride through LPN school. My mother (listen to them) told me .. go for your RN.

Your path depend on many factors.

Best wishes, let us know.

Thank you, I have spoken with my advisor before and she never really seems too sure on what to say when I ask the question. I understand that it's either way, just solely depends on what I want to do. But I just like to hear nurses opinions on what they think! I will let you know!

ICU-BSN

Specializes in Trauma ICU. Has 3 years experience.

I would say that it depends on your personal goals and objectives. Where do you see yourself working when you are finished with school? Most hospitals no longer hire LPNs so if you are looking for acute care, then go straight for your RN. As another poster already said, the time spent on an LPN could be spent working towards your RN.