Why do so many people insist that LPN'S AREN'T REAL NURSES!!?? - page 16

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   pagandeva2000
    Quote from AtlantaRN
    No, LPNS ARE real nurses...I am an RN with an associates degree and have 10 yrs experience and I get the same "looking down their nose" from new graduates that have their BSN... Frankly i'm not impressed... Once THEY can do my job, then they will have my respect, not just a few letters behind their name.

    linda
    One thing I noticed throughout this process is that no one is ever satisfied...each level has some people who believe themselves to be superior to others, rather than to appreciate the team members for their commitment and talents. Personally, I am done with nursing school...I will take this LPN and make it work. The title does not matter to me...the patients do.
  2. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    One thing I noticed throughout this process is that no one is ever satisfied...each level has some people who believe themselves to be superior to others, rather than to appreciate the team members for their commitment and talents.
    1. Many MDs look down on DOs
    2. Many MSNs look down on BSNs
    3. Many BSNs look down on ADNs
    4. Many ADNs look down on LPNs
    5. Many LPNs look down on CNAs
    6. Many CNAs look down on students

    When is this insanity going to end? People ought to be thankful for what they already have.
  3. by   Midwest4me
    Quote from TheCommuter
    1. Many MDs look down on DOs
    2. Many MSNs look down on BSNs
    3. Many BSNs look down on ADNs
    4. Many ADNs look down on LPNs
    5. Many LPNs look down on CNAs
    6. Many CNAs look down on students

    When is this insanity going to end? People ought to be thankful for what they already have.
    AMEN to that! I couldn't agree with you more!
  4. by   Quickbeam
    2. Many MSNs look down on BSNs
    Oh my yes! I presented a paper at a Sigma Theta Tau convention a few years ago and I was the only presenter without a graduate degree. I was treated like a leper. Everyone said "why don't you get your PhD?". I don't need it. Just that simple. I've got all the degrees I need for the job I do.

    The snobbery can get you at any level.
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from TheCommuter
    1. Many MDs look down on DOs
    2. Many MSNs look down on BSNs
    3. Many BSNs look down on ADNs
    4. Many ADNs look down on LPNs
    5. Many LPNs look down on CNAs
    6. Many CNAs look down on students

    When is this insanity going to end? People ought to be thankful for what they already have.
    A Double AMEN to that!
  6. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from Quickbeam
    Oh my yes! I presented a paper at a Sigma Theta Tau convention a few years ago and I was the only presenter without a graduate degree. I was treated like a leper. Everyone said "why don't you get your PhD?". I don't need it. Just that simple. I've got all the degrees I need for the job I do.

    The snobbery can get you at any level.
    I had to take a stop at the madness...it turned me off completely from pursuing the RN license...I totally admire them, believe me...while I like being a nurse, (even as an LPN), I absolutely hated nursing school, and don't see me doing it ever again. I will be taking continuing ed classes in managed care, in case I decide to switch careers further down the road.

    I admire you for being able to present yourself before all of the graduate degree nurses, and while I have not met you, I believe that your presentation probably put them to shame.
  7. by   Markthemalenurse
    Quote from TheCommuter
    1. Many MDs look down on DOs
    2. Many MSNs look down on BSNs
    3. Many BSNs look down on ADNs
    4. Many ADNs look down on LPNs
    5. Many LPNs look down on CNAs
    6. Many CNAs look down on students

    Who do the DOs look down on? (just kidding) I have never looked down on a LPN. They are some of the most knowledgable "NURSES" I have ever worked with. When I did my orientation at the LTC I used to work at, I was assigned to an LPN and thought it was one of the greatest orientations I have had.
  8. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from TheCommuter
    1. Many MDs look down on DOs
    2. Many MSNs look down on BSNs
    3. Many BSNs look down on ADNs
    4. Many ADNs look down on LPNs
    5. Many LPNs look down on CNAs
    6. Many CNAs look down on students
    I would just replace "many" with "some". The word "many" almost makes it appear institutionalised.

    Quote from TheCommuter
    When is this insanity going to end? People ought to be thankful for what they already have.
    Thank You!
  9. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    I would just replace "many" with "some". The word "many" almost makes it appear institutionalised.
    Okay. I'll replace, as it seems more appropriate. :wink2:

    1. Some MDs look down on DOs
    2. Some MSNs look down on BSNs
    3. Some BSNs look down on ADNs
    4. Some ADNs look down on LPNs
    5. Some LPNs look down on CNAs
    6. Some CNAs look down on students
  10. by   Plagueis
    Quote from TheCommuter
    1. Many MDs look down on DOs
    2. Many MSNs look down on BSNs
    3. Many BSNs look down on ADNs
    4. Many ADNs look down on LPNs
    5. Many LPNs look down on CNAs
    6. Many CNAs look down on students

    When is this insanity going to end? People ought to be thankful for what they already have.
    :yeahthat:
  11. by   smk1
    Quote from Markthemalenurse
    Who do the DOs look down on? (just kidding) I have never looked down on a LPN. They are some of the most knowledgable "NURSES" I have ever worked with. When I did my orientation at the LTC I used to work at, I was assigned to an LPN and thought it was one of the greatest orientations I have had.
    HMMM, the DO's probably look down on Chiros, Natropaths and PA/NP. lol Obviously this is meant in jest as most professionals probably don't engage in such pointless inane behavior.
  12. by   lavarn
    I came to Australia from Arkansas with an LPN degree. I went back to 'uni' here and got a Bachelor of Nursing. All of my LPN education and skills were acknowledged by the university I attended for my BN.
    There were times in the US that patients would have preferred an RN, but I never really encountered being treated like a 'sub-nurse'.
  13. by   christymwinn
    Quote from TazziRN
    The only people who think LVNs aren't "real nurses" are the non-medical people.
    I have to disagree with this. I was an LPN for over 8 years before I went back for my Rn and the main reason I really went back is b/c I was seeing an increasing trend in disrespect and loss of opportunity for jobs. Noone was hiring LPN's except for NH's. I wanted to stay in the hospital and I was getting tired of being told what I had to do b/c I was an LPN.
    If I needed someone to give an IVP for me, then I had to do their blood sugars for them. RN's had to sign my admission paperwork, like I had no clue how to start a care plan.....please!!!!!!

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