Where do I start ?

I want to become a RN but don’t know where to start I know it’s college duhhhh But some colleges are telling me I need to become an LPN fist I just want to go to school for an RN and get it over with. Got any suggestions ? I live in columbus ohio by the way

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  1. wow i dont onderstan all this jargon your using….RN? LPN? RNLPN? FBI?

  2. You don’t have to do the LPN prior to becoming an RN. Investigate schools with nursing programs. In the Columbus area there is the Mt. Carmel College of Nursing. They have wonderful programs for both RN’s and LPN’s and neither is dependent upon the other.

    Good luck

  3. you should have received a CNA (certified nursing assistant) license before graduating high school. in college getting your LPN will only take 10 months, while getting your RN will take 2-4 years. What it comes down to is, anyone is health care is always in demand so…

    Hope This Helps!

  4. melissal_25 says:

    you can go to a community collegeand become a RN. Or you can go to a University to become an RN

    You can get a AA or a BA, They both pay the same 4,000-7,000 a month.. you do not have to be an LPN in order to be a RN.

  5. Okay, here is the scoop on nursing..
    LPN is a vocational certification that is usually a year long.
    2 year RN is an associates degree you get at a community college
    4 year RN is a bachelors degree you get at a 4 year school

    As a general rule, LPNs earn less than associates degree RNs, associates degree RNs earn less than bachelors degree RNs.

    Maybe the question you need to ask yourself is how long do you want to go to school? How competitive are the nursing programs around you? What are the prerequisites to get in? How many do they have to turn away each year because the program is full? The answers to these questions would be best way to determine what to do…

    Some people do work up the latter getting an LPN then a 2 year RN to 4-RN, but this is an EXTREMELY INEFFICIENT way to earn your bachelors degree, as most colleges don’t recognize LPN vocational coursework as college credit. Or if they do, its not near what you would have earned if you went straight to the college to begin with.

    My advise? If your goal is a bachelors degree, which is what I recommend because you would need this if you ever wanted to teach nursing, go straight to the 4 year RN program, you will save money and time in the long run. Plus, you won’t be 50+ years old and still having to be on your feet 12 hours a day… you could teach all you had learned!
    Good Luck.