Congratulations, Stacey; you have chosen a wonderful field to enter in. Having started out as and LVN over 30 years ago and worked my way through the ranks I am now a BSN and entering a master program soon. One of the things I have seen over the last several years and I think several have mentioned this is that many of your hospitals are going to RN only staff and many are even phasing out the ADN nurse. Having worked in Home Health and Retirement Home situations in the past I know that many of these facilities utilize the LVN/LPN. I wish you the best of luck!