Not a nurse? Then, why does LPN stand for Licensed Practical Nurse? | allnurses

Not a nurse? Then, why does LPN stand for Licensed Practical Nurse?

  1. 0 Ugh... Sorry if anyone else is putting up with this.
  2. Visit  tjmiller profile page

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    Joined Jan '13; Posts: 34; Likes: 10.

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  3. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    Witch doctor has doctor in it....

    Kidding of course, but I don't get the point of the post....
    andreasmom02, KelRN215, Orange Tree, and 2 others like this.
  4. Visit  13Baker13 profile page
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    I'm assuming someone made a remark that an lpn is not really a nurse.
    I've heard it all...LPN=little pretend nurse or low paid nurse, etc...
    You can't let others negativity and ignorance get to you. All we can do is be the best nurse we know we are. There are plenty of rn's who eventually see that we are just as good if not sometimes more skilled in pt care due to many lpn's being cna's first.
    mamamaclpn94, nishal, NamasteNurse, and 7 others like this.
  5. Visit  CLUVRN profile page
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    Ignore the haters. No one can make you feel inferior unless you let them.
    NamasteNurse, maridelsp, JDZ344, and 14 others like this.
  6. Visit  akanini profile page
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    I was an LPN before becoming an RN and I HATE this statement up to this day. However, because we live in a world where some people are just plain ignorant, I refused to let it get to me and neither should you.
    moniaaa007, tokmom, andreasmom02, and 5 others like this.
  7. Visit  tjmiller profile page
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    @ Boston..you do get the point of the post, or you wouldn't have made the remark "witch doctor has doctor in it". Again, sorry to any LPN who is being told they aren't nurses.
    BlissTaylor and jessica.lanelle like this.
  8. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    You are as much of a nurse as any other nurse....IMHO
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  9. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    Quote from tjmiller
    @ Boston..you do get the point of the post, or you wouldn't have made the remark "witch doctor has doctor in it". Again, sorry to any LPN who is being told they aren't nurses.
    I still don't understand the point of the post really? Venting?

    Sorry someone slighted you. I hope you stood up for yourself. It happens all the time, unfortunately. You should always be proud of why your are and what you do. I cringe when I hear people say things like "I'm just the nurse".
    Last edit by BostonFNP on Jan 12, '13
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  10. Visit  tjmiller profile page
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    See how typing can change the meaning of things... Yes, venting.
    Yes, I have been told 2 times in one week that I am not a nurse in one way or the other. I had just let go the last time someone said it to me. That was about a month ago. I honestly think the issue seeps from me and people pick up on that.
  11. Visit  tjmiller profile page
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    Know a RN who refuses to toilet her pt because she already "done that job" and will call the CNA to get a call light. YIKES!
    Fiona59 likes this.
  12. Visit  tjmiller profile page
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    I posted back to you BostonFNP.(don't know what happened to it)..yes, venting. Is there any way I could reply to the ones who say this? I know I should just really let it go. But 2 times in one week, 3 times in a month...getting old, old, old.
  13. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    Quote from tjmiller
    See how typing can change the meaning of things... Yes, venting.
    Yes, I have been told 2 times in one week that I am not a nurse in one way or the other. I had just let go the last time someone said it to me. That was about a month ago. I honestly think the issue seeps from me and people pick up on that.
    Hope it wasn't another nurse that made the comments, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. Know that it's not just you, or LPNs, or ASNs, or BSNs, or MSNs. Nursing and medicine is an archaic hierarchical system.
  14. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    That's very unfortunate, since we are all supposed to be there for the patients. There are lazy workers in every profession. RN does not mean we're above any task. She was probably a lazy NA with that attitude.
    SCSTxRN likes this.


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