One of the reasons I tend to avoid this part of the forum is the not infrequent bashing of LPNs in it.
The info blurb at the top states it's a safe place to discuss our practice, our education, our work.
Yet, more and more I see RNs posting in it telling us that we should be BSNs and not to waste our time, money, etc by getting the LPN credential.
No encouragement just "don't do it".
People considering the LPN practice need to research the availability of work in their area for themselves. It's part of information gathering and then assess if it's worth it for them.
Not everyone has the luxury of being able to obtain a four year degree be it for financial, family, or other personal reasons. Not every "mature" LPN wants to obtain her RN credential.
A little bit of respect goes a long way.
Jan 16, '14
I totally understand your frustration, but to be fair I have seen/read LPNs coming into the "RN corner" bashing RNs or claiming that while they are in an RN program they are superior to the other students in their program who are not LPNs. I don't think its the groups as wholes who have problems or bad manners, but rather the individuals. No one should do it, though, so I'm sorry you feel like you have to avoid the one place that is designated for you. That sucks
Last edit by adnstudent44 on Jan 16, '14