Licensed Practical Nurse / Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse
Making the move from a LPN to a Registered Nurse means you have one year of college credits already, maybe more. A move to an associates of science in nursing would require an additional one year of school or less depending on existing college credits to attain like wise a move to the bachelors of science in nursing degree would require an additional three years of school.
If you decide to take the ASN or BSN path, after obtaining your degree in nursing,passing all state exams, and working as a registered nurse you will be eligible for an accelerated nursing program to advance you education to the MSN level where you can then look into getting your PhD in Nursing
The financial impact on your life after becoming a certified registered nurse could be as much as 50k a year from what you are making today as a LPN.
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