So very confused, please advise asap - page 2

by lisa_1031

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Good morning everyone. I have spent the last couple of days, literally, on this site reading and reading and just when I thought I got an answer, someone says different. I was looking into going for LPN. When I found no night... Read More


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    Everyone has been so very helpful, thank you. Shall I again ask? I would like to gear my goal to working in geriatrics and hospice, I have a soft spot for the "forgotten" and "left behind". I know everyone has such different opinions, outlooks, experience and advice, so in a nutshell, I'm at a crossroad between LPN and Patient Care Tech. I just want to help, to comfort, to be there, for patient and family, (should they decide to be around).

    Thank you all again, I just love this site!

    Lisa
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    Everyone has been so very helpful, thank you. Shall I again ask? I would like to gear my goal to working in geriatrics and hospice, I have a soft spot for the "forgotten" and "left behind". I know everyone has such different opinions, outlooks, experience and advice, so in a nutshell, I'm at a crossroad between LPN and Patient Care Tech. I just want to help, to comfort, to be there, for patient and family, (should they decide to be around).

    Thank you all again, I just love this site!

    Lisa
    I have been both a CNA and LPN. CNA work can be back breaking hard and sometimes with little respect. The good side is that you really get hands on with patients and it involves a little less stress and less responsibility than LPN. CNA/PCT training is usually just a couple months long while LPN training is a very intense 12 months. With LPN school you really have to be able to put your life on hold during that time. I've been fortunate to have very good opporunities as an LPN/LVN. My pay is more than double than it was as a CNA. Hospitals in my area still hire LVNs. CNA/PCT is a good entry into nursing, but you will find alot better income with LPN and it is easier to transition to your RN later if you choose to.
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    Thank you Kat!


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