I'm 52 years old. Someone may think I'm just an LPN. But I am a nurse and I care for 27-30 resident each night shift I work. I make decisions, I supervise the CNA's on my floor, I do treatments, give the residents their late night meds, chart, call doctors, find someone to come in for a call-off, collect lab specimens, do CBG's, etc.
I do want more, I'm taking microbiology this term, so I can enter a LPN to RN program within a year...hopefully. Then I seriously, later on would like to become a Legal Nurse Consultant. I have thought about this for some time. I want a job which is an important part of nursing, yet I can have my own business and maybe even work out of my home. (I would love that). I had a business before I started nursing, I painted murals and floorcloths, so I have experience running a business. Now, I want to paint for fun and stay with nursing, but in a different avenue. No one is just a nurse. We all play an important part in this world. We all touch a life in some way each day. The people we serve also help us in some way. I love nursing, it's a passion for me. Even if I would remain "just an LPN".