Why do people have to make it sound like I am taking the 'easy' way out?
I intended to go the RN route, but after being out of school since 1999, and having a 2 year old to care for and no help at all, well, RN is too much right now.
I have no money and I need to work as soon as I can. I do plan on getting my RN later, but I am just fine with LPN.
I have been doing prereq's this year to prepare for nursing school and right around mid year I realized that LPN is fine. I can be just as happy doing that. I will never want to be in any form of management. I don't like to be the 'boss' of anyone and the only thing that I want to do is give meds. So I will get my certification for that.
Why is this not good enough? Why is this degree so important to everyone? Even though those same people thought I was an idiot for wanting to be a nurse in the first place just one year ago. "Why would you want to clean up poop everyday of your life?"
Honestly I am just sick of it. I may be very happy to 'just' be an LPN, but if I want to continue and get my RN, it is MY choice. :angryfire
Sorry for this huge rant- I just need to hear from others who understand.
Besides, I am already into school and I didn't bother with the RN applications. I know what I want.. even if it is just 'for now'.