Quote from MelodyLPN
I have been an LPn for 8 yrs. I am currently in RN school, much different!
LPN school "skimmed" the topic. The RN studying is more indepth.
Agreed, but a good nurse will fill in those holes that were skimmed in school. This is why I think LPNs with experience should be given MORE credit than we do get when returning.
I had really hoped to finish my ASN now that my kids are grown but my ortho doc tells me I'll be lucky to still be working by the time I finish. Oh well, guess that's on goal that just isn't going to get done. Personally it would be very rewarding, but I do have to worry about paying for it!
I'm OK with it, so thanks to anyone who feels the need to say "sorry." But it sure would have made a difference if I and other LPNs got credit for nearly 30 years of learning instead of penalized for being out of the achedamia for so long!
On to my next goal, improving the scope of practice for LPNs. The RNs, who generally monopolize the BON, decides on our scopes need to get over it and give us credit for what we are capable of! Every state should have "advanced" practice scopes for LPNs.