Roll Call: Introduce Yourselves, LPNs! - page 6

Go ahead and introduce yourself to our little online community! I suppose I'll start. I completed an LVN program in the Los Angeles area in October 2005, passed NCLEX-PN in January 2006, and have... Read More

  1. by   bluegeegoo2
    Hi! My name is Tonya, I'm almost 36, and I graduated 7-27-07 and was licensed 11-27-07. I am married with 4 kids and work in LTC. I am going back to school this summer to work on pre-req's for the RN program. I aspire to eventually complete the BSN program, and then I'll see about the MSN program.
  2. by   NurseBreezy
    Hello! I'm Stephanie! I graduated from my LPN program in December 2007. I just got a new job in the hospital I currently work for as a pharm tech. I will be on a med-surg unit and I'm so excited yet very nervous!! I have been accepted back to the LPN-ASN transition class and will begin in August and done next May. The end is in sight!!!!
  3. by   SaraO'Hara
    Sarah, from California. I graduate 5-24-08, and am about to start my preceptorship. I have a job worked out at the same LTC where I work as a CNA.
  4. by   DebanamRN
    I'm Deb and I graduated from the Ocean County (NJ) Vo-Tech in October 06. I've been licensed since 11/4/06. I just renewed my license which blew my mind. A whole year and a half gone already!

    My first job was on a Cardiac/Trauma/Med-Surg stepdown unit in a trauma hospital. It was the first job I was offered as a nurse, and as I already worked there in charity care, I took it. Needed to keep my benefits! Learned a lot but was treated as an Aide. Next, left there and went to the ER of a hospital closer to home. I had found out I was accepted to RN school, the job promised to accommodate my schedule. Wrong! They didn't. So I looked on the job's system website, found a part-time LPN ER job even closer to home, called the director, said "you don't know me but..." and got that job, as a transfer. So, right now I'm an LPN in the ER chest pain/stroke unit of the second busiest ER in the USA (per CNN). It's crazy but I love it.

    I would honestly stay an LPN where I am if I could get paid a good salary. But I need the salary an RN makes to support my kids. I am addicted to the ER and can't leave. Its in by blood. The RN's I work with utilize me to the full extent of my license. I will be a better RN for being an LPN. I have an excellent chance of staying here after I get my RN.

    I'm proudto be an LPN and proud of the excellent care I give my patients.

    Deb:heartbeat
  5. by   oldarmynurse
    I went to LPN school in 1972 joined the army and then reclasified in 1984 but I promised myself when my youngest graduated from college I would go back and get my RN I am in my first semester of nursing classes. The old professors and I get along great but I have a new profesor that couldn't find the linnen closet in the dark that hates me. She had this new 3 ft long equation to figure meds and I said D over H X q it's not fancy but it works. She told me the old way won't work any more. I know a lot has changed but surley the prescribed amount over the have amount times the quantity still works. Then on to IV where I said dose over minutes times tubing she said I was stupid that would not work. I can't figure out this thing where we are canceling ML's and grains and moving numbers but I just have to believe that the old way still works. Any advice will be apreciated
  6. by   gettingupthere
    Hi, I'm Debbie, I have been an LPN for almost 40 years, I have worked most of those years in a LTC facility ( the same one) . I went to a tech school while I was in High school, then got married.Never went back to school for my RN, looking back now I regret it, but I do love my LPN life! I presently work on a rehab unit, have done so for the past 10 years. I have 2 grown daughters and 5 almost 6 grandchildren
  7. by   NurseBreezy
    I think your instructor might just be a little overzealous!! I just graduated from my LPN program in December of 07 and we used the D/H xQ and I also learned dose/min x tubing! Sometimes the old ways are the best ways!
  8. by   vicky1964
    I have been an LVN for 17 years , I work full time as a home health nurse and part-time in our small hospital , I love it , I have no desire to go back to RN school. The money is great for a LVN in Texas and I truly enjoy my work,
  9. by   Lalovelyone
    Hi! Im Lisa aka Lalovely one! And Im an LVN in California. How is everyone?
  10. by   bkthicklady
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Go ahead and introduce yourself to our little online community!

    I suppose I'll start. I completed an LVN program in the Los Angeles area in October 2005, passed NCLEX-PN in January 2006, and have been working in LTC in Texas throughout the past 2 years. Since August 2006, I've accrued 38 credit hours worth of prerequisite classes toward a local LVN-to-RN bridge program.
    [FONT=Arial Narrow]I recently Graduated from Hohokus school In Ramsey NJ. I still cant believe its over, all the long nights of studying, the early morning clinicals. And the stress of taking HESI. It's all over. I sent out all the required paper work and paid the fee's to take nclex, so now im just waiting on a confirmation email, hopefully I dont have to wait forever. My long term plans are to enroll in EXCellsior college for my RN. then get a job in LD.
  11. by   BearyPrivate
    Hello,

    I've been an LPN for 16 yrs. Worked in LTC all 16 yrs. I have worked at 4 different homes it that period of time. 3 yrs at present job. Wouldn't have it any other way:heartbeat. I am very satisfied with staying an LPN. I have no intention of becoming an RN. I think further education would fry brain cells. That's my opinion only. If you worked with some of the RN's I've worked with in the past 16 yrs you would totally understand. I love the elderly, where else other than books can you learn about history? :typing I Had a 105 year old patient who just died 2007 Oct. remembered the invention of Telephone, automobile, the first non steam engine train that passed through the area. She was a great historian, I call that job satisfaction.
  12. by   DebanamRN
    Quote from oldarmynurse
    I went to LPN school in 1972 joined the army and then reclasified in 1984 but I promised myself when my youngest graduated from college I would go back and get my RN I am in my first semester of nursing classes. The old professors and I get along great but I have a new profesor that couldn't find the linnen closet in the dark that hates me. She had this new 3 ft long equation to figure meds and I said D over H X q it's not fancy but it works. She told me the old way won't work any more. I know a lot has changed but surley the prescribed amount over the have amount times the quantity still works. Then on to IV where I said dose over minutes times tubing she said I was stupid that would not work. I can't figure out this thing where we are canceling ML's and grains and moving numbers but I just have to believe that the old way still works. Any advice will be apreciated
    Your Professor has her head up her you know what. I just got an 100 on a math test using the old methods. They work! I don't like the new way. Why make something so confusing when it can be so simple? Do it your way. As long as the end answer is right, the method doesn't matter. This professor sounds threatened by your experience. You can outnurse her any day with one hand and 3/4 asleep and know what she is doing wrong, where the newbies don't. Definately stick with it. You could refer her to the Picker math book which teaches the simple formulas, but she would probably say that an expert in nursing math doesn't know anything, either. Any teacher who says a student is stupid is stupid herself. She probably can't hack floor nursing. Good luck, I would just stick with it and aggrivate her by your mere presence.
  13. by   Hershey's Mom
    I WANTED 2 BE A TRAINED ASSASSIN WHEN I WAS A KID BUT THE MILITARY SEEMED TOO HARD AND I CRY EASILY WHEN IM YELLED AT. SO HEY I FIGURED WHY NOT NURSING. I GOT MY LVN IN OCTOBER 2006. WORKED IN SNF/LTC, DID SOME HOME HEALTH AND I HAD 1 PRIVATE PATIENT. NOW IM WORKING REGISTRY TAKING PRE-REQ'S FOR THE RN PROGRAM. GOT ABOUT 3 SEMESTERS LEFT OF PRE-REQ'S, WISH ME LUCK.

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