Staying an lpn for awhile?

  1. I was just curious, since I'm getting so much crap from evryone about my decision to work as an lpn for awhile, since a few facilities in my city will pay for an lpn to take the rn year after working there for at least a year. If I have to explain my reasons for not going straight through to one more person, I swear, I'll freak!!! They act like I'm copping out, like I won't be a nurse at all. I know people who do both, and Ijust think that given my personality & what I want to do, the lpn route seems more for me. If I decide to go another year, then someone else will be paying. I just can't see what's so bizarre about that. Anyone else work as an lpn? Anyone else planning to be "just an lpn" as their career?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Not to be a meany, but tell them to MTOB (mind their own business), to shut up, and that it's YOUR life to live, YOUR decisions to make.

    It amazes me how people think that when you tell them you're an LPN student or an LPN, that people think you're asking for the go-on-and-get-your-RN lecture.

    Anyway, i'll stay an LPN for awhile, but i'm starting back to school eventually. I want to be a teacher (so far) for a nursing program.
  4. by   RedSox33RN
    I don't think there is anything wrong with your decision. LPN's are a very integral and necessary part of the healthcare team. I don't think you should have to justify yourself to anyone. You have accomplished a lot by becoming an LPN.

    I'd be telling those rude people that you are quite content with your education and job and they'll be the first ones you contact if you need any employment or education guidance!
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    if thie is the route you want to take, by all means, do so. some people try to guide others by what they do without thinking about others situations [i feel we all have done this in one way or the other, i have]. to be fair, i believe most mean well and others don't.

    after nearly 13 years as an lpn, i am 3 weeks, prayerfully, from graduating from an rn program. i did what was best for me and mine.

    all the best to you.

  6. by   allthingsbright
    If you are an LPN, you get the RN speech, and if you get your ADN you get the BSN speech, and I'm sure the BSN people get MSN speeches-everyone thinks they know whats best for YOU-and ya know what-THEY DONT! Only you do-so be proud of your education and be proud to be a NURSE!

    Amy
    Just an ADN student and proud of it.
  7. by   gij1
    your hearing. All the nurses i work with admire LPNs, unit secretaries, techs, RNs, all the staff is considered part of the whole. We all respect each other. I have a feeling that it may be your own inner struggles about stopping school & remaining an LPN versus what others are REALLY thinking. Make peace with your decision, and then when and if you are ready finish out the remaining yr of school. I also have the feeling you are probably a dam good LPN and also would make a dam good RN. Be who you want to be but do not let insecurities or fear stop you!
  8. by   gij1
    :hatparty: what an accomplishment.



    Quote from love-a-nurse
    if thie is the route you want to take, by all means, do so. some people try to guide others by what they do without thinking about others situations [i feel we all have done this in one way or the other, i have]. to be fair, i believe most mean well and others don't.

    after nearly 13 years as an lpn, i am 3 weeks, prayerfully, from graduating from an rn program. i did what was best for me and mine.

    all the best to you.

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