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What Are the Fastest Ways to Become a Nurse?

Become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

On average, LPN programs can be completed in as little as 12 to 18 months, but may take longer. These programs focus on the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel as an LPN, helping you receive a comprehensive education. The curriculum covers fundamental nursing concepts, patient care techniques, medication administration, and clinical experience in healthcare settings.

As an aspiring LPN, you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients, providing them with quality care and support during their healthcare journey. With a focused curriculum and streamlined education, you can get set on the right path toward becoming an LPN.

 

  • What Does an LPN Do?
  • Salary Growth and Career Advancements of LPNs

    The median annual salary for LPNs is roughly $48,070 as of 2021, as cited by the . The actual salary will vary by region and specific details such as experience and relevant skills. Job growth is at roughly the national average at 6%, although in recent years it has been as high as 9 or 10% and is generally increasing in overall outlook.

 

Learn more about how to become an LPN and the different career paths you may pursue with this program. Consider reading through our comprehensive Nursing Salary Guide for more details.

Get Your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Become an RN

If your goal is to become a Registered Nurse (RN), pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) can be the fastest option compared to a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

An ADN program typically takes 2 to 3 years, although that specific timeline will be different based on lifestyle constraints and specific actions to ensure the appropriate schedule for you. The curriculum encompasses many different scientific disciplines and detailed instruction, taught through a combination of classroom lectures, laboratory sessions, and supervised clinical rotations.

An ADN program can provide you with the resources and experience necessary to enter the field of nursing as a qualified and competent RN.

 

  • What Does an RN Do?
  • Salary Growth and Career Advancements of RNs

 

Be sure to read our How to Become an RN article for more information, or explore our RN programs.

If you would like to learn more about these different academic nursing programs, read our guide comparing the RN and LPN programs. Consider reading through our comprehensive Nursing Salary Guide for more details.

Tips for Completing Your Nursing Program Quickly

While the RN and LPN programs are designed to fit your schedule, there are tips you can apply to move the process forward.

  • Look into Accelerated Programs: While there is a more concentrated workload, accelerated programs are designed to streamline the academic process toward graduation. Additionally, there are unique bridge programs such as the LPN to RN Bridge, in which a current LPN can achieve a degree that will grant them a license as a practicing LPN.
  • Take Summer Classes: 91大神 offers academic terms year-round, and so students looking to accelerate the process should schedule classes for the summer term in addition to spring and winter. Browse our Academic Calendar to learn more about the different academic terms available.
  • Take Evening Classes: If you are looking to schedule your classes around your lifestyle, or to fit another class into your semester, then look into the Evening Programs available at 91大神. There are evening schedules for both LPN and RN programs.
  • Set up a Healthy Work/Life Balance: While many of these tips will help you accelerate the process, it is important to continually reflect on the balance between your work, your academic pursuits and your personal life. An accelerated nursing program requires a significant amount of time and energy, and so it is very important to achieve a healthy balance between all of the different aspects of your life.

Are Your Ready to Jump into Your Nursing Career?

A nursing career can be incredibly fulfilling and has a high degree of job stability and satisfaction. At 91大神, there are many different academic program options to obtain various licenses and join the field of nursing.

If you are interested in learning more about what 91大神 has to offer, reach out to any of our campuses and find out if we are the right option for your goals.

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