My name is Paige and I'm 24-years-old. I'm currently attending a LPN-ADN program and I should be graduating in Dec 2016. The course is very challenging, but I have really great vibes about my completion. I finished all of the pre-requisites for OU's nursing program back in 2012, however, I applied once and didn't get in (hence that's why I went to LPN school.) I was way younger then, and even though I passed all of my classes, I only have a 2.6 GPA, I'm losing hope of what I should do when it comes to my plans after the ADN program. I've been looking at programs both in state and online for BSN and MSN and they are so competitive.. I just don't know what I should do. I'm originally from Oklahoma and I plan to move to Texas to persue my career. Also, I'm really interested in peds (nicu nursing), mid-wife or the med surge/er setting. I want to get my masters (so later on in life I can teach) so I want to complete any type of education right now while I'm younger. I'm assuming I need to get better grades so that my GPA goes up, which I'm fine with, but should I take them in Oklahoma or Texas, should I check each program and make sure my credits transfer, or should I not worry about Oklahoma or Texas schools and instead focus on online program. Should I not worry about debt (I'll be 10k in debt after completion of my ADN program)?! Should I focus on only my BSN or my masters, which would be better?!