Many people feel the natural progression from LPN to RN is the next step in any nursing career. If you are considering making the transition, can 2019 be the right year for change? Before you decide, here are some things that can help you consider all of your options and create a plan of action that will give you the advancement in your career you want this year.
Choose the right program.
When deciding to make the transition from LPN to RN, your first move is to select a program that works for you, your schedule and your lifestyle. You may need flexibility to continue working and you’ll want something that works well with your particular learning style. There will be several options within your own community, so check them all out before enrolling.
Consider online education.
You may also want to look at online classes. If flexibility is your primary motivation, these programs could be the best of all worlds to help you achieve your goals. There will be assignments and due dates, but you’ll be able to learn at your own pace. Review some programs to see if any of them will be a good fit.
Look at the potential salary increase.
There are a lot of moving parts to consider when moving from your LPN career to an RN role. But salary can play a major role in your decision-making process. In Dallas, an LPN can earn around $47,000 annually. A new grad RN can make around $61,500 and tenured RN’s with multiple certifications can make up to six figures. Of course, the actual salary will depend on a number of factors, including any sort of specialization. We encourage you to research online to learn more (or talk to our team!)
Review the job prospects.
Both LPN and RN positions are in high demand. But an RN role can lead to additional advancement opportunities in your clinical career. Whether you decide to stay where you are or move on to a different role, CornerStone Medical Staffing will partner with you to help you find the best nursing opportunities in the Dallas area.
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Do you think you want to become an RN in 2019? Contact the team at CornerStone Medical today to work with a top nursing staffing agency in Dallas TX.