any advice for pre-nursing student - page 2

by acorne 1,246 Views | 11 Comments

I plan to work as a geriatric nurse in a ltc after I graduate. What benefits would I have if I go RN vs LPN? Would the extra costs and time invested for RN be worth it? Any Advice would be greatly appreciated.:redpinkhe... Read More


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    Moogie
    Thank you for the advice.
    You have given me much to consider.
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    I'm with "Moogie" on this one. I also tell my CNA's that in most LTC facilities, an LPN can pretty much do everything an RN can, but without the pay or status. Except for I.V.'s or IV pushes, you can get IV certification as an LPN but still can't do IV pushes. I was an LPN for 6 years prior to getting my RN but I really needed the time as an LPN to decide how much further I wanted to go. Now, I'm in the process of pursuing a BSN/MS.

    Good luck to you!

    Blessings, M.


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