Any Lpn's that would never become a RN? - page 3

Just curious if there are any LPN's that have no intention on becoming a RN? If so why not?... Read More

  1. by   BBsAngel
    I've been a LPN for going on 21 years. More money would be a definite plus but I never wanted to take the time away from my family to go back to school. Full time at my facility is three 12 hour days a week now and I love it. It feels like I'm working part time.
  2. by   pagandeva2000
    I just received an offer for an interview at a prestigous hospital that is, in fact, hiring LPNs. I may not be able to accept it due to traveling distance and the contract I am under, however, that was enough proof for me to know I am not wasting my time...
  3. by   linzz
    Congratulations pagandeva2000, best of luck with whatever you decide to do.
  4. by   Butterflybee
    What a wonderful thread!! Whenever i need inspiration to keep keeping on in nursing, i always find it here! i was 2nd in my LPN class and previously i was accepted into the RN program...im just not feeling it. I have wanted to do Nursing all of my life. I went back to school in my late forties and now im an LPN. I am so proud of myself as welll as other LPNs. My close friends are continuing to RN and continuously try to pressure me to join them. I just dont want to, at least not now. I am so excited about getting to actually work as an LPN. Really dont think i want to go back to school EVER but im not sure how i will feel after doing it for a long period of time. I really think i will enjoy being an LPN...not looking for more pressure/responsiblity/headaches.
    It is inspiring to me to hear LPNs encouraging each other. WARM HUGS TO ALL AND THANK YOU! :blushkiss
  5. by   drmorton2b
    I've had enough of the RN program admission BS, every time I turn around they change the admission requirements, or the college messes up and the BON shuts down their program. As it stands right now I am on a LPN 2 year wait list for 2009, I have a seat waiting for me in 2009 for LPN.

    I mean it is extremely irritating how the requirements keep changing for admission to the RN programs, its little stuff. At one time you needed a C+ in BIO-101, now you need a B and have to take an ATI TEAs test. Well its not my cup of tea, all I want to do is take care of patients weather its helping them go to the bathroom, or med pass, or taking a note noting something and getting the RN to look at it. I know I most likely won't be running codes in an ER or starting IVs, at least thats how it is in MA with LPNs, at least I will be helping people. No matter how cranky they are and believe me I can put up with the games people play with me, I work at a psych hospital.

    I am not trying to go to pharmacy school or become a brain surgeon here. What is needed is a national nursing education standard for prereqs, this way we won't see a huge state of flux.

    All I ever wanted in life was a job I can be happy at, and make enough money to live comfortably if I play my cards right. I have been in retail 7+ years and working in mental health for about a year now. In my opinion the stress BS and politics are much worse in retail and don't even come close to the nursing politics are nothing in my eyes.
    Last edit by drmorton2b on Sep 29, '07
  6. by   pagandeva2000
    I happen to use dimensional analysis for medical dosages: I agree, for me, it was the best! My LPN program has a bridge to the RN, but what they don't mention is that there are only 20 seats available (I do hear that will increase shortly, though). They have two classes going on for the transitional program, then, those that pass get to the bridge. 10 students can be alumni, the other 10 from outside. It just isn't worth my time to go through that anxiety again. I tell people all the time, I am NOT settling for LPN, I am HAPPY.
  7. by   graysonret
    I did once take all the courses for RN, but found out I would take a paycut, going from an experienced LPN to a rookie RN. Yeah, I know, real strange... A year ago, or so, the VP of the company did an inspection and told the boss to encourage me to get my RN so I could be promoted to clinical supervisor. Not encouragement, since it's an 80 hour a week job ( 6-1/2 days a week, on average). Anyway, I've been an LPN for 20 years....and I'm happy with it. Like the military, who wants to be a 2nd LT. when you're already a master sargeant? When I explained it like that to my Dad, a retired officer, he agreed.
  8. by   OgopogoLPN
    Quote from graysonret
    I did once take all the courses for RN, but found out I would take a paycut, going from an experienced LPN to a rookie RN. Yeah, I know, real strange... A year ago, or so, the VP of the company did an inspection and told the boss to encourage me to get my RN so I could be promoted to clinical supervisor. Not encouragement, since it's an 80 hour a week job ( 6-1/2 days a week, on average). Anyway, I've been an LPN for 20 years....and I'm happy with it. Like the military, who wants to be a 2nd LT. when you're already a master sargeant? When I explained it like that to my Dad, a retired officer, he agreed.

    As someone very familiar with the military, I love your analysis!!!
  9. by   SAHMU4IA
    Quote from graysonret
    I did once take all the courses for RN, but found out I would take a paycut, going from an experienced LPN to a rookie RN. .
    Yeah, this rings true for me. Allthough I am a new LVN, the incentive I have been given if I should day for a year, puts me just a bit below the hourly rate of an RN. As it should be, I might add.
  10. by   sgherzi4
    Hey..
    Responding to the question: no, I decided LOONNGG ago that I would never pursue the RN option. I wanted to be the best mom to my two sons; and like pagandeva have done just about EVERYTHING within the field of nursing; short of working in an OR. I am making right now MORE than a new grad RN and know that as an RN it would take me around 5+ years to reach the pay scale where I am presently. I am quite content; have earned a lot of respect from even RNs; and upper level management with my knowledge and skills. I believe that one has to be content where they are in their life and career. I am VERY PROUD of being an LVN and have never, ever regreted NOT getting my RN. Thanks, pagandeva, for inspiring and encouraging all of us!!!
  11. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from sgherzi4
    Hey..
    Responding to the question: no, I decided LOONNGG ago that I would never pursue the RN option. I wanted to be the best mom to my two sons; and like pagandeva have done just about EVERYTHING within the field of nursing; short of working in an OR. I am making right now MORE than a new grad RN and know that as an RN it would take me around 5+ years to reach the pay scale where I am presently. I am quite content; have earned a lot of respect from even RNs; and upper level management with my knowledge and skills. I believe that one has to be content where they are in their life and career. I am VERY PROUD of being an LVN and have never, ever regreted NOT getting my RN. Thanks, pagandeva, for inspiring and encouraging all of us!!!
    I appreciate the positive comment! I am truly happy with what I am currently doing, I will get the variety and experiences that I want, without pursuing the RN. And, I'll have a tad bit less stress than they do.

    LPNs, be proud of yourselves. There are many who wish they made it as far as we did!:spin:
  12. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from graysonret
    I did once take all the courses for RN, but found out I would take a paycut, going from an experienced LPN to a rookie RN. Yeah, I know, real strange...
    I currently earn $19 hourly as an LVN at a SNF with a little less than 2 years of LTC experience. New grad RNs at the major hospitals in my area are started off at between $19 to $22 hourly (depending on the institution), so some start off earning as much as me, while some earn a couple more bucks per hour than me. At this point, pursuing the RN licensure seems pointless at times, because I am in it for the money.

    However, I still want the RN license because of the pay increase. I also applaud those of you who are pleased and content with your LPN/LVN licensure. To each his own, and to each her own.
  13. by   MzMouse
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I tell people all the time, I am NOT settling for LPN, I am HAPPY.
    Well said!! So many of my current coworkers are going back to school and I constantly deal with questions of whether I will be joining them. NO!! I am happy where I am.

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