I am 49yrs. old and I'm thinking about going back to school. I worked for a surgeon for 20 years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I must admit that I am torn between being an LPN or going for my Masters Degree in Social Work.
I really haven't read too many positive things about how the LPN's are treated. I think this power struggle that some people have is terrible! I have had back problems all my life (four herniated disks, degenerated disk disease
& a spine of an 80 year old women according to my neurosurgeon). I have worked hard all my life, although I must admit that age is catching up to me.
I also know that I would never stand for any crap, as I feel every person plays an important part in the care of sick people.
If I decide to be a Social Worker, I would require 4 more years of college.
To be honest, I really do not know if I'm up to it. I thought if I became an
LPN, I could help people with much less time in college. But, I do know that I would never stand for being treated like a second class person - -
no one should!
I would really appreciate some feedback so that I can make the right decision. Thanks