Are you in nursing profession especially LPN? It is a great start you have made towards your professional career. LPN is considered as a career that has improving opportunities that will pull you to its heights. This is because these days most of the states have been experiencing a shortage in nursing staff especially RN’s. And this shortage is predicted to move up to 1.7 million RNs by 2020. So as a measure to avoiding shortage in future the LPN, LPN to RN and LPN to BSN programs and schools offering these programs have been growing. Thought the pay and demand is high for PN’s and BSN’s the reason most of the people to go for LPN program is that it takes less time and money when compared to RN training program. A one year diploma program and a licensure will make the individual eligible for the job. Mostly people who are unable to spend much time on education and want to earn money fast go for LPN training. But let me remind you that where the training is limited the job opportunities will also be limited.
If you are already in the profession of a LPN, by acquire more education you can reach higher pay and designation like RN and BSN. A regular Associate Degree would be enough to become a RN and it will take two to three years which also costs much compared to an LPN program. LPNs who have the desire to improve their position to RN can go for a course that will make you eligible for a RN position. Anyway experts have stated that RN is the fastest growing job amongst all. There are many schools that offer programs like LPN or RN bridge courses. In this training program the individual will get a chance to complete the associate degree program and becomes eligible for RN licensure examination conducted by the National Council of Nursing. But it is a fact that these course differs from college to college and location to location. So firstly make a list of all the best colleges offering LPN to RN programs that are of your interest. The next step towards finding the just right college for RN program is contacting the colleges that have made top in your list. Though the LPN to RN program changes from university to university the basic scope and the content of the training remains the same. After contacting the selected colleges you need to compare with the college requirements and your expectations to decode on the right place.
Anyhow if you are a LPN and willing to attain the position of RN then you can fulfill your desire in two ways. The first way is to go for a ADP and get licensed. And the next way is to join for a Bachelors degree program. There are facilities that allow admission in to RN program in the third semester but for that you need to complete the required bridge course prerequisites. And this will cost you about $75,000.