Curious, Why did you decide to become an RPN/LPN?

  1. 0 I really wanted to go back to school (i never really did much education past high school when i was younger) but i always struggled with WHAT i wanted to go back for.

    For many years I had people tell me i should become a nurse and i was very hesitant about pursuing it as an education and career path.

    I researched different options and different careers i would be interested in but i kept coming back to nursing. i have quite a few friends who are nurses so i spoke with them about what they liked and disliked about their jobs and in the end i decided it was the right path for me to follow.

    I'm very excited, and nervous, to start my RPN program in September.

    I have two small children and i want to set a good example for them... so i better make sure i keep my grades up!! lol
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  3. Visit  MizzMo profile page

    About MizzMo

    From 'Markham, ON, CA'; Joined Feb '13; Posts: 64; Likes: 6.

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  4. Visit  jadelpn profile page
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    Best wishes for much success! I became an LPN because it fit into my life at just the right moment. And I love what I do.
    Let us know how it goes for you!
  5. Visit  libran1984 profile page
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    I didn't get into the RN program and wanted a back up....


    Hehehe

    /popcorn
  6. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Congratulations on taking this step. I too went back to become an RPN with two small children. I had always wanted to become a nurse but life made me take the long way around. I was newly single and needed a way to give my kids a better life.It's been six years since I graduated and I have never regretted by decision.
    Where are you going to school?
  7. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Quote from libran1984
    I didn't get into the RN program and wanted a back up....


    Hehehe

    /popcorn

    *wags finger at libran1984*
  8. Visit  libran1984 profile page
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    <3 u Brandon, just trying to see who would bite


    Edit to add, plus it's true- I had one B! Just one and i couldn't gain entrance to the ASN program. I still harbor fresh scars / wounds over that... I really gotta stop picking at it or it will never heal.
    Last edit by libran1984 on May 2, '13
  9. Visit  Mewsin profile page
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    I'm still a pn student but my choice was either 4 years away from home to do a BSN or 2 years in my same town for LPN, I chose LPN.
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  10. Visit  CYoungLPN profile page
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    Quote from Mewsin
    I'm still a pn student but my choice was either 4 years away from home to do a BSN or 2 years in my same town for LPN, I chose LPN.
    Ur LPN program was 2 yrs???
  11. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    In Canada they are 2 years. Mine was 5 semesters.
  12. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from CYoungLPN
    Ur LPN program was 2 yrs???
    Mine was four academic semesters, also in Canada.
  13. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Mine was four academic semesters, also in Canada.
    So why doesn't it result in an "associates of practical nursing"? Why is it still just a certification? Just curious.
  14. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    So why doesn't it result in an "associates of practical nursing"? Why is it still just a certification? Just curious.
    It's not a certification, it's a diploma. We have no Associates degrees in Canada I don't think.Even when we used to have 2 year RN programs they were just diplomas, not degrees.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on May 3, '13
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  15. Visit  libran1984 profile page
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    My program itself was 3 academic semesters plus 2 more semester of prereqs= 5 total semesters


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