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To become a good nurse do i need to go to collage or can i take nursing school? Would i have the same benefits ?

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i want to know the best thing to become a good nurse but that wont take a lot of money. #nurse #nurse-practitioner

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J’s Answer

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I would add that it is possible to move up in steps! Lots of people complete their LPN first, then go back for their RN (associate or bachelors) while working as an LPN. Depending on where you live and the job climate, you may get great placement with an associate RN, but in many places BSN is preferred, though you might still be considered if the employer agrees to hire on the basis of completing your BSN within a given time frame.


Moving up in this way may save a lot of money, but it might come at the cost of some more time and energy.


There are a lot of options in this field!

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Tanya’s Answer

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In order to be an registered nurse (RN), you typically need an associate or bachelor degree. The diploma programs are very few and far between anymore, but they will also give you the ability to take the NCLEX. Nurse schools are often for licensed practical or vocational nurses (LVN, LPN), so make sure that one you're looking does have an RN program. As a diploma nurse, you may have more trouble advancing into management positions, and likely could not work in community health, or school nursing. Since the diploma programs usually take a few years to complete anyway, you might as well get a degree, that way if you decide to increase your education, you already have a start.

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Erica’s Answer

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Hi,


LPN/LVN- can be done low cost at some community colleges or at a for-profit nursing program which could cost close to 30k


R.N.- can be done by earning an AAS at a local community college for less than $10,000 (in some states for residences) or you can pay 40k at a for profit institution


B.S.N- can be done at a 4 year public school or for-profit school for close to $70k


The choice you make depends on how soon you want to get into a program after prerequisites are complete
How much you are willing to invest in your future
*Start checking out various schools and talk to nurses and see which route they took


Best wishes!

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