Well, in KY, LPN's do not make good money. I just went shopping yesterday for uniforms, and the clerk told me that California has completey done away with all their LPN's. And ususally, in California is where all the trends are set. It will eventually work its way east.
My sister is an RN , and she told me that she has been hearing that LPN were going to be done away with, and here it is almost 20 years later, and LPN's are still hired in just about every medical settning there is. She said to back then there was a strong rumor that they were going to make the 2 year RN's get their BA. degrees.
I remember that......I was a station clerk, and I remember the hospital educational nurse going around and spot checking RN on the floors to see if they could do basic college algebra, and a lot of the 2 year RN's could not work a basic algebra problem. I may be just going for my LPN, so that I can work, and financially facilitate myself throuhg RN and then med school, but at least I got A's all my math, yes that include college Algebra, I also have two years of chemistry, (four year level for my BA, and yes, I also have Statistics......I have well over the and more education than most two year RN's would ever dream of having. I think that some LPN's are smarter that RN's; 2 year RN.
Where I am going through LPN schooling, I will merge with the RN class, my second year. I mainly chose this route because the LPN instgructors are EXCELLENT!!! And rumor has it that when the LPN students merge with the RN class to take the last 3 classes, that everybody can tell who the LPN's are becuase they know their stuff.
ANd yes there is a facility in Morgantown that pays their LPN's $20 hr. i am going to work there when I graduate. Me, and a couple other LPN's are going to take the online BA course together. We will have BA's while all the others only have a 2 year. I know girls, who have been 2 yr RN for decades, and choose to stay as 2 year RN. But with a BA......make more money, and the BA degrees get picked first.
Besides, I am planning on going to medical school. I only have 4 more classes to take for my BA in science, and I will take my MCAT.