The school portion of the transition is in itself a wild ride. 5-6 weeks of intense everyday classes, with labs, tests a couple times a day. After you get through the transition, you join the second year RN students. At least at my program you did. The focus in LPN role is mainly on treatments, abnormals,meds, and primary care. LPN programs dont go into all the leadership, delegation, responsibility roles that a RN has to take on. As a norm, LPN's in most facilities are delegated to by an RN or Dr who has noone to shift responsibility to but themselves. You learn to accept and respond to situations with that in mind, you dont pass the buck as a RN. When a Dr. comes on a unit and gets upset because this and that wasnt done with their patient, it falls in your lap regardless of the shift it happened on. You find the answer, and its not i wasnt here, or i didnt do it. Remember, a Dr will give you more respect if you take responsibility and make sure things are delt with.
As a LPN in transition and even after you have completed the RN, people who knew you as a LPN look at you differently for a while. The other RN's will watch to see if you are delegating and concentrating on the documentation aspects, the CNA's and LPN's will be watching to see if you are going to get "bossy" or standoffish because you are a RN now. It takes them time to see that you in fact know how to respond and work with a different focus. They will watch to see if you react the way you would have as a LPN. It takes time, we have to prove ourselves even more so than someone coming out of school clean, because someone coming out without a LPN behind them havent conformed to anything yet, as LPN's we did. Now we have to change. We all know its hard to change old habits, but it can and is done.
JMO,, good luck with your transition. Youll do fine and transitioned RN's make darn good nurses.