LPN's Are Lower Class People????? - page 3

:angryfire I overheard a comment today passing in the halls at school that only lower class people that can't become RN's become LPN's. You know how when you hear something and you can't... Read More

  1. by   Alpha13
    Not that I agree with labeling LPNs as lower class but I have to play devil's advocate with you:

    Quote from 4nomark
    My wife and I have three children all under the age of six, my wife drives from Detroit,MI to Ohio everyday to attend LPN school. Currently she leaves the house at 6am to get to school by 8am and gets back home at 7pm to study usually untill midnight. I attending school to become an RN, she going this route so that she can immediately start working not because she's less intelligent, moral, or valuable than anyone else.

    I don't know if many women could do what she does and still find time to attend church, care for the children and sometimes cook, I also take on many other chores such as dishes, washing, etc. we do this to support one another.

    If I heard anyone insinuate that my wife was a lower class person I'd probably have a flashback to Bierut on their a@@ and it wouldn't matter if they were male or female. They would witness a very direct Marine Corps verbal teardown and I wouldn't even have to curse.
    1. You guys live in Detroit
    2. You have 3 young children presumably before either of you have finished your education.
    3. "I'd probably have a flashback to Bierut on their a@@ and it wouldn't matter if they were male or female" Wow. Not a very classy thing to say or do my friend.

    IMO sometimes one's level of class has nothing to do with their qualifications.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Direct attacks against other posters will not be tolerated. Keep the focus on the subject not other posters. Review the Terms of Service (to which YOU agreed upon sign--up for membership) if you have any questions.

    Thank you.
  3. by   mammaoftwo
    Quote from Alpha13
    Not that I agree with labeling LPNs as lower class but I have to play devil's advocate with you:



    1. You guys live in Detroit
    2. You have 3 young children presumably before either of you have finished your education.
    3. "I'd probably have a flashback to Bierut on their a@@ and it wouldn't matter if they were male or female" Wow. Not a very classy thing to say or do my friend.

    IMO sometimes one's level of class has nothing to do with their qualifications.
    What does this have to do with anything? Are you trying to put this poster down for what he wrote? I don't understand where you are coming from with this post.
  4. by   rgroyer1RNBSN
    I dont know, but personally thats insulting to me to as I used to be an LPN and even though Im an RN now I still keep my LPN license up. When I was an LPN I worked in a small town hospital er, and you know there were maybe 2 Rn's on the er staff the rest of us LPN's so I dont appreciate that very much.:angryfire
  5. by   Alpha13
    Quote from mammaoftwo
    What does this have to do with anything? Are you trying to put this poster down for what he wrote? I don't understand where you are coming from with this post.
    His whole post was just classless which was especially ironic for this thread. I admit I was kind of harsh, but even still I didn't point out everything that I could have.

    Bottom line is that "class" can be more internally focused, and not just what you do or how much you make.
  6. by   P_RN
    Y'all be nice. We shouldn't even have to discuss this 'cause the initial premise is BOGUS. We don't have classes in America....at least not my America. And I'm sure that goes for most other countries represented here. We are Nurses. Capital N please....Nurses period.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Alpha13
    His whole post was just classless which was especially ironic for this thread. I admit I was kind of harsh, but even still I didn't point out everything that I could have.
    He apparently waited until much later in life to start having children, since his profile indicates that he is 43 years of age. I know of many 43 year old people who have adult children because they started procreating 'early' in life. Please give the man some credit.

    In addition, nursing might very well be a second career for this married couple. I have a friend who earned a B.S. degree in public health 6 years ago, but returned to school to earn her LPN license. This couple might have completed their education before having children, but decided to swap careers for various reasons.
  8. by   Roy Fokker
    Kinda like the folks who insist that "Only those who couldn't make it to Med school become Nurses"
  9. by   Annor
    What is the mentality of the people who are saying the coment?

    BE PROUD OF WHAT YOU DO AND HOW YOU DO IT!

    A "nurse" is a nurse....
  10. by   4nomark
    Hi,

    I am responding to the thread that was posted about my husbands comment which I think was taken out of context and / or mistaken for the comment by someone else.

    I happend to receive a reply from our email about a post so I read it and find out that the discussion is about me so to speak.

    Kudos to "TheCommuter," you r correct in guessing this is a career change for both of us.

    I think the subject got off of track when my husband was agreeing with everyone else on how lpns are of value too, and mentioned how i was in lpn school and that he took offense to someone attacking lpns and me.

    anyway, the thread got off track and got on to something about us having kids, no class and no education, etc.

    Well, we do have education (degree). Again, this is a career change for me and we both r educated as well. I came from the corporate sector network computers, facilities telecommunications and project managing. Due to the economy I was let go and had to make a decision of what was next. Since my husband and I are not quitters and believe in taking care of our children, not working is not an option, plus we wanted to keep what we have aquired, etc.

    I chose the Medical field so I would not have the rug pulled from under me so to speak again and would always be marketable, and what better market then "Nursing!"

    So, off to lpn school I went and because of my schooling I transferred some credits and my school time will be shorter than others. Once done and because I will be a lpn, its off to the fast track one year RN program for me which wont be hard for me to get into or a waiting list because guess what, I am an lpn.

    So, I don't know how we (I) became the topic so to speak, but yes we are educated, but life happens and instead of rolling or dropping off we just rolled with it in another direction.

    So, I am pretty sure he will respond later on while I am studying on my way to start the day early in the morning again, and you all can pick up where you left off. I just wanted to clear things up and get you all off of my husband (smiling), and back on to the original post about an RN or someone making a "lpn are lower class people" comment.

    Thanks
    4nomark's wife!
  11. by   pegbord
    I am a BSN student and am forever grateful for all that the CNA's, docs, LPN's, RN's, and techs are willing to teach me. Everyone always seems so busy in the units tending to their patients - and it really does seem like the shared goal is good outcome for patient. I have not had problems with anyone unwilling to teach me something regardless of their capacity in the unit. Everyone has a role that seems to tie into everyone else's role - so it is hard for me to see one person's profession any more important than the next ---- at least in healthcare. Belittling someone else's role in the healthcare setting shows a lack of understanding about the necessary contribution that all persons makes in the overall goal of good patient care.
  12. by   jamminworld
    Our hospital administration apparently feels that way about LPNs they pay them and use them as NCT only. I have seen wonderful experienced LPNs be demoted. It saddens me because we are wasting valuable knowledge.

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