2 years ago
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What should I do as a career?

Hello, I'm a senior in HS and am scheduled to graduate early. I'm supposed to be travelling in november and I'm graduating in January. I don't have much time for anything. I want to be an LPN and I saw what other nurses were doing in their lives on Tik Tok. People are making nice money, but they say the course is extremely hard. The school I want to go in has a one year course. I don't know what to do with anything. Where do I begin? I haven't taken any SAT or ACT tests and I don't have much time. I don't know where to begin I haven't applied to that school even.

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2 years ago

As you mention, LPN is a 1 year program. Therefore, it is only taught at community colleges/tech colleges. Typically these schools do not require SAT or ACT scores. However, there are limited seats available due to the clinical aspect of the program and often there are multiple year waiting lists.

Many LPNs find that the careers are much improved going for RN. There are 2 year (ADN) and 4 year (BSN) programs to become an RN. Again, most ADN programs do not require the ACT or SAT.

Check with your local community college/tech college and ask about admission requirements and waitlists.

While the classes are hard, they are not impossible. They should be hard because someone's life will be in your hands at each shift. There is a lot of responsibility being a nurse, whether LPN or RN.

Nursing is a wonderful field with so many potential paths. I think if more people understood the depth and breadth of nursing, there would be a lot more interest. If you are interested, pursue it fully and stick with it. It is hard, but not impossible.

2 years ago

Hello, about your interest in being an LPN, I suggest continuing to research it. I noticed your concern about the course being extremely hard. I say, go for it! It's not bad facing challenges and trying a difficult course- especially if you like challenges. About your ACT or SAT test. You could always apply test optional to colleges if it's not too late. I know that also as an adult later you can take the SAT. Lastly, look into colleges you are interested in and check if they have your desired major. Also about that college that has a one-year course- I say go for it if you really want to. Just make sure that it has the program you want or will benefit you.

Hopefully, this helps!

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