About a week ago I complained and made a big to do about being happy as "just" an LPN, not going on to become an RN, staying at my job at an LTC forever...on and on.
The day I ranted, I thought I missed a chance to take a microbiology class at Clackamas Community college. It's so cool, it's all online, you use a lab kit at home to do the lab work, etc. Since it is online and 4 credits to boot, it seemed so perfect. (I work the night shift.)
I applied, but I thought I hadn't made into the class, I thought it was full, they only take about 20 students, even though it is online. Today I got a letter stating I'm enrolled in the class and how to get started at the end of March. Monday, I go to the college to pay my tuition and fees. Later this week we can pick up the lab kit. I feel like a door has been open for me and the universe has approved my wish to become and RN. I didn't realize how much I want this.
Mar 14, '04
I do love being an LPN, I love my job and where I work. Being a LPN is a great job and one I have learned so much from. But, I do many duties which RNs get paid more for doing. I do IV's, IV starts, etc, because I'm IV certified. I guess, I'm just not ready to stop learning as yet and I want to become a NP someday. For me being an LPN is a great first step to becoming eventally an NP. As an LPN I discovered a true passion for nursing. It's a great feeling to know what you really want...finally at 52 years old.
Last edit by HannasMom on Mar 14, '04