Quote from dmlong7
I am in a situation, much like a lot of other people. I have a B.S. in healthcare and went back to school for my nursing degree. I have all of the pre-requisites necessary for the nursing program, but lack the clinical part. My problem is financially i am tapped out i cannot get any loans from any school because they are all two year. I did get a private loan and that was a mistake because I dropped below six hours or basically I did not have any classes to take torward the rn program, and am now repaying on three college loans. My gripe, to make a long story short is why do people refer to lpn's as glorified cna's. I have worked with lpn's before as a tech at a hospital, and some of the best nurses were lpn's who I thought were very well educated. I know I am rambling, but I am a 32 year old male, and my only option for me to get money coming back in is to go the lpn route and gain experience, and then let the hospital pay for it while I go for my rn. I know this has probably been asked before, but do you enjoy being an lpn? Oh, and taking care of patients that is a given. I have been told by many nurses that I am very good with patients.
Yes, I enjoy being an LPN, and I do not feel like I am just a "glorified CNA".
I went to school and trained for a year.
I have a license, and I work hard at what I do.
I work in MR/DDS, taking care of mentally and physically challenged people.
I give alot of medications, my main job duty, I have to know the indications,
dosage range, side effects, of every pill I give.
I evaluate people for complaints of illnesses and give them appointments to see the physician.
So tell me.....do CNAs do this every day? No, they do NOT.
CNAs and LPNs are a world apart.