Vocational Nurse vs. Registered Nurse – Which Is Right For Me?

For students interested in attending CNI College to obtain a degree in nursing, one of the most basic decisions they must make is which nursing degree is appropriate. That decision can only be made after a careful study of each type of degree, its requirements, its licensure and work opportunities and the amount of time needed to complete the training.
Students can choose between a vocational nursing program or LVN and a two-year associate degree registered nurse or RN program. Both have specific benefits and certain requirements that must be met. It is important for students interested in nursing as a career to speak with an advisor or counselor who can explain the details about each program so that the student can make an informed decision.

Why Should I Choose CNI College For Nursing?

All nursing programs at CNI College have no waiting list for admission and offer flexible class schedules. Each program is accredited by national agencies such as the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools or ABHES and approved by the Board Of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians or BVNPT and the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education or BPPE.
More importantly, 88 percent of all CNI students have passed their NCLEX Exams in the past six years, indicating that our programs prepare you for the tests you will need to take for licensure.
Jobs for LVN nurses are expected to grow in number by 25 percent in the next decade, making this an exceptionally rich field for finding a future job. With potential licensure in other states, an LVN degree from CNI College can prepare you for the future and give you the best opportunities possible.
Registered nurses receive an associates degree from CNI College in approximately 20 months. With flexible schedules and no waiting list, this program is one of the easiest ways to gain an RN degree. The employment scenario for RNs is particularly positive, with a 19 percent job growth rate expected in the next ten years. RNs also have the option of specializing in the fields of addiction, cardiovascular, critical care, genetics, neonatology, nephrology and rehabilitation.

How Should I Choose Between an RN and an LVN?

While both RN and LVN are good career choices for someone who wants to help patients, it is also important to remember that RNs require a longer term of study. RNs are also more independent in their jobs than LVNs, who usually work under the supervision of a nurse or doctor. Your choice between RN and LVN should be made based on your overall career goals and how much time and money you want to invest in your education.
For more information, visit CNI College or talk to a career counselor.