Is it difficult to become a LPN? What are the steps?

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    Hello there. My first time here.I am 24 a CMA, would love to become an LPN.I live in Chicago By Humboldt park. My question is*Is it difficult to become a LPN what are the steps.What happens after completing pre reqs.I would appreciate it if someone gives me advice.I have done alot of research on this LPN program.Thank you take God Bless:
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    Quote from carinac89
    Hello there. My first time here.I am 24 a CMA, would love to become an LPN.I live in Chicago By Humboldt park. My question is*Is it difficult to become a LPN what are the steps.What happens after completing pre reqs.I would appreciate it if someone gives me advice.I have done alot of research on this LPN program.Thank you take God Bless:
    It's I'd not difficult... It is trying/tiresome.... Hard work but I know some god awful nurses so if it were hard they'd never have passed.

    As a CMA, ur training and work will have minimally prepared u. I work in a hospital setting and frequently act as a Primary Nurse. I find that my nursing home peers in my transition program find it slightly more difficult to keep up than myself because they know only LTC.

    An LPN program, oddly, does not generally focus on lots of LTC. It will focus on a lifespan that goes beyond CMA/QMA knowledge.

    Good luck, young grass hopper
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    Thank You Very Much
    Libran. I appreciate you commenting back.
    I will sign up at my nearest community college.
    I would love to succeed and have a beutiful life.
    Sometimes i just get ahead of myself and can be very negative.
    Throughout my research ivee seen people say there are no LPN jobs. If i may ask what does a Primary Nurse Do ??
    If i succeed i would Love to become a RN. I have seen Nurses with Horrible attitudes , i would not become one of them.
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    Quote from carinac89
    Throughout my research ivee seen people say there are no LPN jobs. If i may ask what does a Primary Nurse Do ??
    If i succeed i would Love to become a RN. I have seen Nurses with Horrible attitudes , i would not become one of them.
    In my hospital (it differs place to place) the primary nurse is the person taking full care of the patient and signing documents like consent to surgery, blood transfusion, or even the few times I've witnessed for a change to DNR status. The primary nurse performs the majority of nursing specific tasks and reports directly to the MD/DO for change in status. As an LPN, I must have the pt initially assessed by the RN (ie: alive, breathing, acuity level) and then I perform all ongoing assessments/data collection.

    I perform blood transfusions, access ports, start and maintain IVs, perform most IVP medication, and take VS! I am a nurse first and foremost when I am a Prinary Nurse.

    My other duty is a float nurse. I just float and act as a supplemental member of the team doing everything from janitorial work-secretary-paramedic-RN work. Whatever needs to be done.
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    Becoming an LPN/LVN was not too difficult for me. Your mileage may vary. . .

    I completed a 12-month fast-track LVN program at a trade school that enrolled students without prerequisite courses.
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    If you are looking to become an RN in the future I would recommend getting that to start with. The hospital I work in just "phased out" all lpn's at the bedside. Idk what field or type of nursing you're looking to pursue but I find many lpn's work in ltc (nursing homes) aka geriatrics. Hope this helps, good luck.


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