Hi, I'm a IV Cert. LPN and 'trying' to finish my RN......someday
I work at DePaul in St.Louis and love it.
I think the same goes for just about every state regarding LPN's and IV Therapy......
I can't initiate blood but can monitor it.......I know how to-even had to 'talk' a RN through the set up because she had never done it before........
I can't hang Chemo drugs.......wouldn't want to!!
I can't start PICCs, Centrals, etc.......don't have a desire to do that either
I can't hang certian meds.........no biggie there, don't usually see them in Acute Rehab.
I'm not offended by this and it won't be a big major event when I grad/pass nclex
My assignments are exactly equal to the RN's I work with, we help eachother/teamwork!
My pay is allitle more than what a grad/RN starts out here.....so my question is this.....when I grad....will my pay go down??? :chuckle Just kidding.....there are alot of opportunities out there for ALL nurses......do what you feel is right for you, you will be more satisfied and happy that way!
My daughter works at ShawneeMissionMed...she is a Radiology Tech and loves it. She is thinking of RN school too.