How has being (becoming) a lpn changed your life? - page 3

A little backstory. I am a single mom of three angels. We live in government housing I'm working as a cna until I take nclex. We are always one paycheck from being homeless and wi th out. I went back to school for my lpn to help... Read More

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    Quote from futurenurseOB
    A little backstory. I am a single mom of three angels. We live in government housing I'm working as a cna until I take nclex. We are always one paycheck from being homeless and wi th out. I went back to school for my lpn to help with income. I'm barely making $500 biweekly and considering a second job to help make ends meet until I pass nclex (hopefully soon). I'm just curious. How did becoming a lpn change your life. Single moms, married moms. Dads too. I really need some inspiration. I'm sick of crying over the bills as my children sleep. I know I won't become rich but two jobs as a cna will equal one job as a lpn. I'm even planning on getting two jobs as a lpn to help with expenses and to help us move out of this hellish ghetto. Someone please help me
    First of all CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT! Next, Take that NCLEX-PN and pass! When you sit in front of that computer alone, take your time and ACT LIKE EVERYTHING YOU'RE GOING THROUGH IS RIDING ON A PASS! Once, you get that paper, GO GET THAT PAPER! It will get better honey! I used to get those food stamps, Medicaid, and section 8 too! So I know how it is; and I just had one child. You will see how things change real quick as soon as you get that first job and get that first check, especially if you're still in your lease at the apt in the hood. That rent will quickly rise to "market rate" and it wont even be worth it; which will motivate you to get the h*ll on! When you report that you have a job, give your title and pay, human services will cut your a** off quick fast! Even while your waiting on the LONG 90 days until the health insurance kicks in. Your income taxes will be half of what you currently take home now! The people around you will "change." People will start to want to "borrow" any and everything from you and most likely not wanna give it back because they feel "you got it" and you won't be set back by it cause you got that "good job" as a nurse. Keep your head up love, IT WILL CHANGE AND GET BETTER SOONER THAN LATER! I PROMISE! PM if necessary.

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    Your story is so inspiring! How did nursing change my life? well, I am an LPN. I got an LPN job just 10 days after passing NCLEX!
    I got promoted without hardly trying! For the first time in my life, I had benefits and a decent salary! I hope to go back for my RN soon, but right now I enjoy making money and not having homework! Best of luck to you and stay focused! Time is gonna pass regardless, might as well be working towards your RN degree!
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    Great Job lady, Im truely touched by your story, and proud of you for your fighting spirit. To give you a little light to your question, I was a CNA for 4 yrs with some OT before I become an LPN. When I passed my NCLEX, my life and taste changed. Now pay attention here, LOL as a male nurse working with women, I faced jealousy, plenty of temptations with dates, relationships and everything you could think of, if you are going to work in the same facility you have worked as CNA, you are going to face a lot of enemities, envy from fellow CNAs, Guys will be offering you marriage even when they don't know your name lol (REAL WORLD) I know couple of nurses that fell for it.
    The work load will be alot lighter than doing doubles as a CNA but I think you should start off with one LPN job, get comfortable and know your left and right because there is a huge difference between CNA & LPN, then you can get a second job where you can sell yourself during your interview and make possibly more. Once again, Good Luck!!!!!
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    OP, I applaud you. LPN opened up many doors for me. So much that I went for my RN. I love nursing, just don't like the politics of some organizations. Lol
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    Being an LPN gave me so many positive things in my life such as a career I have an immense passion for and a healthy annual salary to live on.

    The negative side, I am constantly burdened by a self-imposed inferiority complex, "I'll never be as good as my RN counterparts" due to a lack of autonomy; in addition to 2 failed attempts to gain acceptance to an LPN-RN transition program... here's hoping the third time is the charm!
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    First off I would like to say congrats hun your story has really touched me and I am so proud of you. I myself receive cash, food stamps, and medicaid through public assistance as well and I can not wait until the day I am able to tell welfare to kiss my a**, be able to afford a nice house, car, take my children on vacation, and live comfortable on my own without having to depend on anyone and or public assistance. Im not struggling because I live with both of my parents and they help me out a lot but Ive had a few minor ups and downs no biggie though. Congrats again honey and make sure you keep going for your RN
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    Hello all, just a little update. I have passed the nclex PN!!! Now looking for work. I'm enrolled in a rn program at my college (pre reqs first ugh) so I'll probably only work wknds. Been liscenced since May and still no job. It'll get better. But there can't be a rainbow without a rainstorm right. Or so I tell myself. I love the responses and I m taking the advice. Thanks u guys. By the way, I'm in Richmond VA

    Finally a nurse...All for my three♡♡♡
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    Congratulations!!! You will find the perfect job, just keep looking!
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    Congrats to you! I'm relocating from NY to Richmond next week. My becoming a nurse gave me a career as opposed to a job.
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    Omg! Very inspirational story! Congratulations on passing!
    I only have one kid..I work and studying for nclex. I feel like a single mom BC I pay for majority of the bills and my son.
    Thank you for sharing your story..congrats again

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