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Entrepreneurial Ideas for LPNs

  1. 3 Good Morning:

    I am an LPN and I am currently in school to become an RN. I also work full time as a Regional Clinical Director for a nursing home management company.

    I know as an RN the skies are the limit in regards to being an entrepreneurs in nursing. However, I believe that true wealth and opportunity is never defined by one's title, but rather than one's commitment and tenacity to the ministry of nursing.

    I would like to get ideas of on opportunities for LPNs as entrepreneurs. Please share with any additional guidance. I have several LPN friends who do not desire to be RNs but would like to supplement their income through their own endeavors.


    Thank you and blessings and prosperity to you.
  2. Visit  MYRN2016 profile page

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    From 'originally from Wisconsin, living it Atl'; 41 Years Old; Joined Sep '04; Posts: 41; Likes: 6.

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  3. Visit  chelsea27 profile page
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    Hi I am a Certified Medical Assistant, and have been for 5 years. I love what I am doing, but want to go further in my profession. I have been lookin into the LPN program, but am very confused which path I should take. I currently work with 2 LPN's and 2 RN's. They have been helpful with their experiences that they have shared with me. One LPN and one RN say that I should go to school for RN. Personally, I am 47 and am not sure I want to go to school 4 nights a week for 2 years to get my pre reqs, and then another 2 years towards my nursing degree. I love patient care, and wish I could do more for them. I have talked to other people in the profession and they ask me if they can detour me from LPN. They say I will not have any job opportunities and it is a waste of my time. Then my friend who is a PA feels if I go further whether it is LPN or RN is a great idea, and said I would be a great nurse either way. I just would like to get further input from some more people as to what my opportunities are as an LPN. I have also looked into the LPN salary for CT, and have not had much luck. Any input would be grealy appreciated.
  4. Visit  Chin up profile page
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    I am a make artist. I do special occasions, weddings and proms. I make as much during the spring and summer months as I do in my full time administrative position. I am in law school and my make up business pays for all tuition. It is not a bad business, could do it full time and make more than nursing, but my goal is to have my own Law practice. Yep, leaving nursing and all that goes with it in less than a year. Peace!
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  5. Visit  Chin up profile page
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    Quote from chelsea27
    Hi I am a Certified Medical Assistant, and have been for 5 years. I love what I am doing, but want to go further in my profession. I have been lookin into the LPN program, but am very confused which path I should take. I currently work with 2 LPN's and 2 RN's. They have been helpful with their experiences that they have shared with me. One LPN and one RN say that I should go to school for RN. Personally, I am 47 and am not sure I want to go to school 4 nights a week for 2 years to get my pre reqs, and then another 2 years towards my nursing degree. I love patient care, and wish I could do more for them. I have talked to other people in the profession and they ask me if they can detour me from LPN. They say I will not have any job opportunities and it is a waste of my time. Then my friend who is a PA feels if I go further whether it is LPN or RN is a great idea, and said I would be a great nurse either way. I just would like to get further input from some more people as to what my opportunities are as an LPN. I have also looked into the LPN salary for CT, and have not had much luck. Any input would be grealy appreciated.
    Since you are leaning to LPN, go for it. It has been good to me for over 25 years. We rule LTC, so that is where you have to be willing to go. We have flexibility, good pay and all for 10 months of schooling. When I attended, we got paid to go. Once you have experience, you can advance to supervisor, unit manager, clinical liaison, business office manager, MMQ and MDS. All which you will be fully trained. I did the floor, including, hospital, charge, nurse manager, and supervisor for 20 years, got tired of it and now sit as an MDS coordinator. A position that pays very well and is always in demand all over the country. Hope this little glimpse helps. Peace!
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  6. Visit  Jaki95 profile page
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    Hi Chin up, i was reading your post about MDS Coordinators. Can LPN become MDS Coordinators if so where do you get training? Thansk
  7. Visit  lvnbaby profile page
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    Hi Chin up, i was reading your post about MDS Coordinators. Can LPN become MDS Coordinators if so where do you get training? Thansk


    YES LPN'S CAN BECOME MDS COORDINATORS. THE PLACE YOU WORK WILL PROMOTE YOU. IM NOT SURE OF WERE YOU CAN GET THE EXPERIENCE...

    GOOD LUCK!!!
  8. Visit  BA.LVN profile page
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    I too, am curious as to what entrepreneurial opportunities/ideas are out there for LVN's. Could you be a health writer/blogger providing information (infopreneur) under the licensed of a RN? Just curious!
  9. Visit  chicagomalenurse profile page
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    Im an LPN here in Illinois and I was able to start my own school. Becoming an LPN made me want to help others get in to the healthcare industry. I currently have my own LPN and CNA program in Illinois and part owner of a Home Health Agency.

    I was just in atlanta for a meeting and stayed at the CNN.Omni hotel. I really fell in love with Atlanta.

    Just because we do not have an RN next to our name, we can do a lot of things for the Healthcare Industry. Im always open to helping out my fellow LPNS.
    MOORE47, nurse0626, lovedijah, and 1 other like this.
  10. Visit  lolly2012 profile page
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    In the process of starting a CNA program in state of Arizona, need a format to write the aggrement with Nursing home for clinicals
    Any input will be great.
  11. Visit  passionflower profile page
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    I started out as an LPN but always with the goal of RN behind my name. It really is an individual choice whether or not to pursue LPN or RN and no one can tell you what will work for you. For me, I wasn't sure of the area of nursing I wanted to work but knew I didn't want to limit myself to one area and at the time - 20 years ago, I felt LPN would limit me to nursing home nursing. LPN 's did work other places but the jobs were limited. I did work at a nursing home and hated it. Just wasn't for me. Left that area for a stint in med/surg - hated it. Supervisor in LTC - hated it. The ER - liked it but felt overwhelmed. Agency nursing - wasn't for me. Labor & Del - BINGO, love, love, love. Now I am looking to get into teaching childbirth education classes on my own and work part-time on my unit.

    Not sure if I would have been able to be as flexible if I would have stayed an LPN. This is fine for some but in my twenty's i was still trying to "find" myself and am glad for the opportunities I had to fall in and out of love with nursing, however if you know for sure what you want then go for your dream full force. Good luck to you.
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  12. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Met a nurse who owned her own medical supply service, DME and other equip. Thought it was an interesting concept.
  13. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    I once knew an LPN who owned and operated a trade school that trained people to become medical assistants, childcare workers, and computerized office clerks. She also served as the school's 'director of education.'
  14. Visit  Ellie S. profile page
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    I have been an LPN for over 20 years and yes, it does not matter what your title is, what matters is how much experience you have in the field, how tenacious (and mentally strong) you are and the positions that you settle for. I meet RN's every day that cannot perform the same jobs that I can, due to lack of experience and knowledge. I find many of them are in awful positions, at the mercy of the business they are working under.

    In nursing, it all depends on the opportunities that you seek, and the positions that you settle for. I've worked many jobs from hell, and in some great positions as well. I currently am looking to become a private duty & private pay nurse, to be able to make more money rather than working under an agency.


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