Why do so many people insist that LPN'S AREN'T REAL NURSES!!?? - page 10

I mean, the title does have "Nurse" in it.So why are so many people insisting that LPN's arent real nurses? When I go to the hospital, I see these people giving medication , care, comfort and other... Read More

  1. by   SillyLilly
    I dont know if anyone already argued this but...

    an LPN is a Licensed Practical Nurse.

    an RN is a Real Nurse.





    Nah, JK.... I agree with most of you, that an LPN IS a nurse.
  2. by   nighteyes719
    Quote from SillyLilly
    I dont know if anyone already argued this but...

    an LPN is a Licensed Practical Nurse.

    an RN is a Real Nurse.





    Nah, JK.... I agree with most of you, that an LPN IS a nurse.
    last I knew both LPN and RN , had to both take the state boards,
    LPN is Licensed Practical NURSE, & RN is Registered NURSE . Where are you getting the REAL in RN, WE both went to school and we both have LICENSE to keep up . And we both care for the sick and the dieing, IS that not why we went into nursing to take care of patients. I HAVE NEVER HAD A DIEING PATIENT OR THEIR FAMILY TELL ME THEY DID NOT WANT ME TO HELP THEM AND HOLD THEIR MOTHERS HAND, BECAUSE I WAS NOT A REAL NURSE .
  3. by   Noryn
    Short and sweet nursing is about the patients. It has been shown for years that a vocational program and associate program are effective in training competent bedside nurses. The test AD nurses take is the same one a BSN nurse has taken.
  4. by   Tweety
    Quote from TheCommuter
    September might as well be labeled the 'National LPN-Bashing Month' because quite a few people are coming out of the woodwork to spew their inconsequential insults. Some of these people seriously need psychiatric help because they apparently suffer from low self-esteems.

    I don't know. It seems that about 99.999% of the posts on the thread are positive towards LPNs. Don't loose site of that in your anger at the few, and I don't think it's "quite" a few giving the 1000's of people here.

    Not to belittle your thoughts, but it helps me to keep it in perspective.
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from TazziRN
    The only people who think LVNs aren't "real nurses" are the non-medical people.
    Not necessarily true. Let me share two experiences; I am an LPN and I had a conversation with some RNs and they were talking about an old employee that used to do many strange things, and I asked "Is she a nurse?" and the response was " No, she was an LPN". Second one; I was in orientation with a mixture of nurses; LPN and RNs and the subject discussed was issues that only RNs deal with, and one of them said to me "I am sure that you are glad that you don't have to deal with this headache" and I responded that this was one of the reasons why I didn't want to become an RN (I really don't want to become one) and then, the friend sitting next to her said " You don't want to be a nurse??" I turned to her and said " I AM a nurse...what are YOU trying to say??"
  6. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from SillyLilly
    I dont know if anyone already argued this but...

    an LPN is a Licensed Practical Nurse.

    an RN is a Real Nurse.





    Nah, JK.... I agree with most of you, that an LPN IS a nurse.
    Excuse me??? Who believes that? DO you??
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    <<<Nurses tend to be the least-educated professionals in the hospital setting. Do you, the RN with the associates degree, actually believe you're a true 'colleague' with the physical therapists, doctors, occupational therapists, finance people, and lab analysts? The physical therapists and occupational therapists have master's degrees and some even have doctorates.>>>

    You are absolutely correct. Compared to some of the titles you just mentioned, we may be considered as idiots.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The only people who think LVNs aren't "real nurses" are the non-medical people.


    Heh, there's one poster on this thread that's supposedly a nurse who thinks that way.
  9. by   hcmanp
    Hah, try working in a private office where the doctor keeps referring to the gals who attended Medical Assistant school as "nurse"!!! THAT'll get your goat...it always does mine! And they freely admit it will take them another year of school to become an LPN. And if you say anything about protecting the title of "nurse" (only because it IS in the state laws), you get accused of giving people an inferiority complex ,and appearing to be a know-it -all trouble maker.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    And if you say anything about protecting the title of "nurse" (only because it IS in the state laws), you get accused of giving people an inferiority complex ,and appearing to be a know-it -all trouble maker.
    And i turn around and say 'no, i'm lessening the confusion, and keeping with Virginia laws that protect the title of 'nurse'. A few of our CSTs have called themselves nurses, and the supervisor herself puts a stop to it instantly.
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    Excuse me??? Who believes that? DO you??

    Read the last line which says "Nah, JK.... I agree with most of you, that an LPN IS a nurse." JK stands for "just kidding". Tounge in cheeck comment. The post is really LPN supportive.
  12. by   txspadequeenRN
    Ok all I need is three chances to guess and get this one right but I bet I will only use one!!!!!!




    Quote from Marie_LPN

    Heh, there's one poster on this thread that's supposedly a nurse who thinks that way.
  13. by   twotrees2
    Quote from RNsoon!
    I mean, the title does have "Nurse" in it.So why are so many people insisting that LPN's arent real nurses? When I go to the hospital, I see these people giving medication , care, comfort and other services to their patients, isn't that what nursing is all about? What do you think about this issue? Do you think LPN's aren't real nurses?

    if they hadnt been "phasing them out" and " not having any more classes for them" at the time ( which never ended up happening ) i went to school id have been an LPN instead. i know many an LPN who are more knowledgeble and caring than some RNs i know.

    matter of fact my preceptor was an LPN for over 45 yrs and the best dang nurse i know. retired she is now and i miss her dearly.

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