it is not a requirement to have an lpn first, but sometimes it is just faster and easier if you do. there can be waiting lists to get into an rn program so a lot of people will get their lpn so they can be working while waiting to get their rn. as a lpn i can tell you, if you have the opportunity to get your rn go for it. it is "harder" to go back for your rn once you have kids and working full-time as a lpn. if you have any questions, feel free to message me.
at 1:56 AM on Jul. 21, 2008