Quote from TheCommuter
I was an LPN/LVN for 4 years prior to earning my RN license in 2010.
Based purely on anecdotal information, the majority of the LPNs with whom I've been acquainted would like to become RNs for various reasons, including enhanced career opportunities and higher pay for a strikingly similar job.
Pre-1980's, LPNs were supplemental nurses, due to the 'real', nursing shortage of RNs, since nurses were paid poverty wages.
Then LPNs were told "get your RN, they are getting rid of 'the LPN thing' ". Nursing schools 'exploded' with students.
1990s saw "IV certification" for LPNs, that reduced the 'nursing shortage', and narrowed the divide between LPN and RN.
Pay exploded again, this time for LPNs. Began dropping for RNs.
Everyone, men now also- went to nursing school.
Fast forward: Nurses are a dime a dozen. Ever more 'credentials' and degrees are required, for ever less pay, and even ever fewer jobs, and ever more job insecurity, etc.
Sorry to be so blunt. I was brought up to never tell a lie.