I'm a new RN, but I venture into the LPN section sometimes because I was an LPN for so long and still identify with it. I loved being an LPN. It was the best foundation for my current role than I could ever have imagined.
I was an awesome LPN!! I was confident in my skills, knew my scope, and handled my business. I know one day I'll get to that place as an RN, but I just wanted to check in here (if you don't mind) and say how much I love my fellow LPN's. I get a bit overwhelmed with my new job and responsibilities at times, and I'll never forget how I got my start.
I wish hospitals still used LPN's, it would really be a win/win situation and I might've stayed an LPN for life. LPN's rock. They're resourceful and know how to get the job done. I'm so proud of the contribution LPN's make to the profession.
Keep up the great work!!
i was an lpn for a few years before i went for an rn. i went 18 months and to date-with a masters' and a bsn-the best program,teaching staff and hands on experience i ever had. the director of the program taught us on the first day that no matter what-nursing is an art in our fellow humans' heart-all people have salty tears, all people belong to someone and everyone experiences pain,
is fearful and alone in that bed...always remember that and i always have.
in management i was always thankful and happy to have my core of lpn's-my backbone
thanks to all lpns
Last edit by ncat on Aug 22, '12
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Quote from mindlor
Everyday and every shift I work I wish I had begun as a CNA, then LPN, then RN.
No way should a person with no healthcare experience go straight to RN. I wish I had it to do over again.
My sentiments exactly. I found being a cna for a year has really helped me comprehend a lot of things that will give me confidence as I proceed to lpn. I already have an associate's degree plus some pre-reqs to the rn program; maybe bsn will be my next step, maybe not... I like "one step at a time" and each one of us has our own pace that makes us happy.
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