Ok, so I am finally coming to terms w/ having failed the TEAS-RN exam last week. It's sad but I have to move on. Anyway, I have started to re-think my career move. I requested the LPN program info packet and have taken an interest. The fact that it allows you to bridge to the RN program is a big advantage.
So, I have a couple of questions before I make a decision that I DON'T want to regret.
1. Is becoming an LPN a good idea?
2. Is it true that LPN's are being phased out? No longer needed?
3. Are they treated inferiorly by RN's? I ask b/c just by being a volunteer at Childrens Hospital, I have not been treated very nicely by RN's.
4. Would this career move work better if I have 2 young daughters (1 and 3)?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I was told that this program requieres the Compass or the TABE exam. What were your experiences after taking this test? Would it be similar to the TEAS?
I want to become an RN with all my heart and now I am more determined than ever to succeed. I may be the 60 year old in the class, but I will work at this however long it takes.
Sep 30, '09
Those are all great questions that I would like to know the answer to as well. I was also looking into other areas of health as well... like phlebotomy or pharmacy tech but i have a few questions about them and i have no idea who to ask. I dont think this site is even the place to post the questions since its not really that close to nursing...
do you mind sharing the link where you got your lvn information? i found a small page on the delgado website but i didnt see anything about requesting information. i downloaded the bulletin but there werent any deadlines listed.
Last edit by Gracielou717 on Sep 30, '09
Oct 1, '09
i hate to sound like a complete idiot...but i cant find the message! i finally found my inbox, but the only thing in it was my "thanks for joining this site" letter. i looked on the FAQs page but apparently i'm the only one with a problem...
Last edit by Gracielou717 on Oct 1, '09