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Blog Post

By: Jersey College // October 13, 2013

Nursing Program Options

Nursing Program Options: LPN v. RN

So, you’ve realized that helping others through nursing is the perfect career path for you; the next step is choosing what type of nursing program you want to enter. Becoming either a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse can be a rewarding experience, but there are some major differences between the two that you’ll want to consider.

Choosing your Nursing Program

One of the most apparent differences between these two programs is that becoming an RN takes more coursework, and therefore more time to enter the field. On one hand, this may make the prospect of becoming an LPN more appealing since you can begin working sooner. On the other, becoming an RN means that you have more knowledge to bring to the table for any career opportunity ahead of you.

However, there is an option that allows you to get the best of both worlds for this aspect; many people decide to get their LPN license, and then continue to study to become an RN while working as a licensed nurse. This can be a great compromise. Although it can be difficult with the demanding nature of working as a nurse, it may afford you the opportunity to progress through your education at a pace that works for you. There is also typically a high demand for entry-level LPNs, allowing you to get a foot in the door to start out.

While compensation is not likely what has drawn you towards a nursing program, income is still an important consideration with any career choice. Choosing to become an RN may translate to a considerably higher salary, which can be the payoff for taking extra time during your education.

Great Nursing Programs

Since both RN and LPN programs offer great benefits, you’ll want to consider what aspects are most important to you during your education process. For more information on either programs, feel free to contact us today!