~Earning your LPN~

  1. 0 Do you feel that earning your degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse is an accomplishment?? I am 22 years old and someday want to continue on, but not at this moment...
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  3. Visit  believeallispossible} profile page

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    27 Years Old; Joined Dec '08; Posts: 164; Likes: 63.

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  4. Visit  andeam} profile page
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    I am 22 as well and will be graduating from vocational nursing school in 3 WEEKS!!! I am so excited and YES, I do see it as an accomplishment. I have worked my butt off for the past year to get my 4.0 gpa and to learn the skills and knowledge to be a nurse. I have many RNs at work as insultingly "why didn't you just get your RN?" and my reply is that "I needed a job now, not 3-4 years from now, and I enjoy the work LVNs to." Its just annoying to be put down for a career choice that we made and made for a reason. Getting any sort of degree/diploma is an accomplishment. Be proud of yourself!!!
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  5. Visit  nursel56} profile page
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    Any time you set a goal for yourself and acheive it--- it is an accomplishment! Don't buy into other people's negativity. Think about it for a sec- do you really care what someone who has the audacity to make an insulting, snide remark about someone she barely knows thinks?

    Also keep in mind that not everyone who brings up the RN question is meaning to put you down. Sometimes they are genuinely curious about your career path. And there are plenty of RNs who appreciate LVNs and LPNs, too. They will judge you by how good you are at your job, not your title.

    Be proud of your hard work!!! .
    ksauce20, Lorrie34, pagandeva2000, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  neutrophil} profile page
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    I was going to say this long explanation about what I think. I read nurse156 comment, I agree 100%. I am in my second career. Having been a technician, service manager, store manager, with some of the largest companies in the world. Goodyear, 56 largest. Dealerships. Anyway, the point that I am trying to make is that yes it is an accomplishment. Not only that, but you will be the one that is the doctors eyes, the one making many decisions that involve peoples lives, up to death. So please, take nursing seriously, I am sure that you do. Know that your job is a very serious job, RN's, yes in ICU, especially need special training. But I work as an LVN, right along with RN's in med surge, and LTC's. At your age, continue your education. I am sure you will do just fine.
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  7. Visit  wifeandmomoftwo} profile page
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    I certainly hope it is! I'll be done with mine in August and have spent the last nine months working hard. I plan to continue on and get my RN after passing boards and landing a job as an LPN. I needed a decent paying job sooner rather than later. My husband lost his good job two years ago and we have two kids to support. I don't know how I'll manage full time work, school, and the busy schedule my kids keep. I didn't know how I'd make it this far either but here I am.

    Congrats to you! You should be proud! Don't listen to ANYONE that tells you different.
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  8. Visit  PatMac10,RN} profile page
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    Most Definitely it is an accomplishment. I'm not even a Nurse yet and I feel it would be an accomplishment. I plan to go straight for my RN though, but LPN is an accomplishment none the less. Nursing is not an easy field, contrary to popular belief. Heck, there are even some things that make being a CNA hard. Whatever you've got be proud of what you do. Know that you are doing what so many don't have the "guts" to even try.
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  9. Visit  TheCommuter} profile page
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    Quote from believeallispossible
    Do you feel that earning your degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse is an accomplishment?? I am 22 years old and someday want to continue on, but not at this moment...
    Becoming an LPN/LVN is definitely a worthy accomplishment. Although I am now an RN, I certainly worked hard and put plenty of effort into earning my LVN license several years ago.
    pat8585, pagandeva2000, and nursel56 like this.
  10. Visit  1996RN} profile page
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    yes, great job and congrats! just don't be one of those nurses who stops their education there. keep going after earning a little bit of money, it will be totally worth it!
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  11. Visit  OgopogoLPN} profile page
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    I do not hold an LPN degree, in my province, it's a certificate.

    And yes, of course it's an accomplishment...why wouldn't it be?

    I worked hard on my prerequisites, got into a very competitive school. Worked very hard in my course and clinicals. Graduated with honors while taking care of my family. Passed my licensing exam. Work hard at my job every shift.

    It's a huge accomplishment. Becoming an LPN isn't a cake walk. There's time, dedication, study, money, brains and critical thinking involved.
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  12. Visit  TheCommuter} profile page
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    Quote from OgopogoLPN
    I do not hold an LPN degree, in my province, it's a certificate.
    The LPN is a certificate or diploma program in the United States, too. While a very small handful of state universities and community colleges in the U.S. offer the 2-year associate of applied science degree in practical nursing, the vast majority of the practical nursing (LPN) programs in this country are non-degree programs where the end results include a certificate or diploma and the chance to become licensed as a practical nurse.
  13. Visit  pagandeva2000} profile page
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    Quote from believeallispossible
    Do you feel that earning your degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse is an accomplishment?? I am 22 years old and someday want to continue on, but not at this moment...
    OF COURSE, it is an accomplishment! The same earning any certificate, diploma or degree because there are so many people who have not even graduated from high school. And, there are many, whether you believe it or not WISH to have accomplished their LPN license. It is step higher than previously and it can open doors for you. Don't feel that you owe anyone an explanation on why you made the decisions that you made. And, you don't have to remain an LPN, or even remain in nursing. You may decide after a few years that there is a totally different career direction that may fulfill you even more than nursing, or you may advance in nursing...the sky is the limit.
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  14. Visit  NC Girl BSN} profile page
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    OMG yes it is a accomplishment! I was so happy when I got my LPN. I wanted my RN but at the time schools were so competative that I would still be waiting to this day to get into a RN program. I remember the hateraide that I got when people found out I got my LPN. I got the whole " Why didn't you get your RN?" or "Are you going on to get your RN?" Be strong and hold your head high and be proud to be a LPN. I now have my RN and I hate to admit it but people respect me so much more and it MAKES ME SO MAD!!!!! You are young and smart and my advice to you is to dictate your own path nursing. Don't let others pressure you into moving to fast or becoming what they want you to be. Take your time and move at your own pace. Congrats on your ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!!!
  15. Visit  tainted1972} profile page
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    Heck yes!! I worked Hard for my license and I am very proud of it!
    I have a Job that I love.
    My original goal was to become an RN.. getting my LPN is just a stepping stone.. I start RN school in the fall


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