I wouldn't know the difference cause I went straight for my RN. I would have gotten my BSN but at the time(like an idiot) didn't want to move to NOLA to go to LSU's nursing school(all for a stupid guy). So I went to a local nursing school in BR and got my nursing diploma. Was a five semester program(spring, summer, fall, spring, fall).
Seriously though, she will get her LPN and be very limited in jobs with it. Basically medical offices and nursing homes. And she will make nowhere near what an RN makes. Median salary for an LPN says 41K(quick google)....I make twice that.
ETA: I've been a nurse almost 12 years as well so my pay reflects my years of experience
This post was edited on 12/4 at 6:40 pm