Quote from crazy&cuteRN
Obviously, you have never been a LPN or you wouldn't have written such a digusting post. I was a proud LPN and know many proud LPNS, however it is a complete nuisance to have RNS as yourself degrade LPNs. I'm so tired of RNs thinking they are smarter and better than LPNS because of extra education. Well, let me educate you. I have seen many LPNs save a RNs' butt because the RN was too incompetent. I rather have a LPN take care of me who is competent than a RN with "more education". Education does not save lives honey but experience does.It is not so easy to "go back to school" when you don't have the circumstances to do so. I feel sorry for any LPN or anyone that has to work with such a narrow minded individual. This is truly sad. I'm happy to be a RN but I was proud of being a LPN despite negative comments. To the OP, continue to hold your head up high and know I totally understand how you feel. I've been there.
Hey, read my post carefully. I said I know LPNs who are way better nurses than RNs and I LOVE LPNs! And I didn't degrade LPNs.....the OP did a great job of doing that! I only tell the truth: RNs have more education. Does that make RNs smarter or better nurses? Sometimes. Sometimes not.
What I'm sick of is LPNs crying and whining about BEING LPNs. If the letters on the totem pole are THAT much an issue in your life, then do something about it! If you're sick of getting guff from RNs, you have to post woe-is-the-poor-misunderstood-LPN sob stories, or find yourself constantly on the defensive about your choice, then FIX it.
I work with some brilliant LPNs who whine constantly about their status, who would BREEZE thru ADN or BSN, but CHOOSE not to. I guess they'd rather play victim and complain instead. I'm really tired of it. Either be happy with your choice, or quit whining defensively and change it. I'm well aware you're a great nurse, probably better and smarter than me. Here, here's a gold medal, you smart nurse you.
I don't degrade LPNs - I degrade people who choose a path, then cry about it and do nothing to fix it.