I have been an LPN for four years. I am currently an ADON at a LTC facility. I started off working as a floor nurse at a LTAC. I have doubled my salary in just four years. You can really do a lot as a LPN. Just remember to always do your best, be on time, be willing to ask questions, always wear the proper scrubs
, wear your name tag, remember to always do things the right way(don't take short cuts no matter what your coworkers may tell you), and treat your patients as you would treat your own children. The most important advice I can give you is do not be contentious and do not complain. It may seem petty but believe me your superiors are watching you at all times and those little things matter. So when a position comes open such as a MDS nurse, treatment nurse, ADON etc you will very possibly be considered. Remember you never stop learning and you never get to a point where you feel as tough you know everything there is to know about nursing. Be confident and the only thing that you can control is how you act, the things you say and do, and how you treat others. It hard not to get caught up in the day-to-day drama of your co-workers. By all means do not be a loner just learn to stay away from drama.Please let me know if you have any questions.Good luck.