Very new LPN nursing student here :) - page 2
Hello everyone:) Making my introduction very brief. I went to Bryant and Stratton College for the first semester of nursing. They require the TEAS test to get into the RN program. I had a 4.0 the entire semester and tutoring... Read More
- 0Feb 2, '13 by ashleybs222Quote from Fiona59Wow, i don't understand the hostility. And funny that you are correcting her for her usage of being an LPN student rather than PN.. Last I checked the name of this forum is LPN STUDENTS. Just figured I'd point that out.
OK, first you need to learn that you are not an LPN student. You only get the "L" after you graduate and pass the national exam.
I wish you luck on your journey but take it one step at a time. You are planning to become an RN after becoming an LPN because you couldn't pass the test to become an RN.
Think about it. It's a bit insulting to those of us who are LPNs by choice, not because we couldn't pass a test.
We don't know where you live. Look at the employment ads in your area, we can't say if LPNs are being phased out.
And to the OP, congrats and good luck on your journey!
- 0Feb 2, '13 by robbo570Quote from jens4nchez
Hey robbo, where in PA do you live? I think once I finish LPN school in NY I will probably move to the Wilkes barre /Scranton area to be closer to my parents I start this fall at a CC
I'm in Scranton. Geisinger has acquired CMC in Scranton and one of the Hospitals in WB. So if you want to work in a Hospital your chances are good.
- 0Feb 2, '13 by Philly_LPN_GirlI live in Pa near Philadelphia and.some hospitals such as Temple and Einstein still have Lpn's working in their ER while the others phased them out. I would be careful working as an Lpn in a hospital because you never know what they might do. Also they make between $26-$30/hr.
There is nothing wrong with starting out as an Lpn, ive heard many Rn's who were formal Lpns say that it was an easier route for them. Im taking the lpn route because I failed the teas v test by 1 point and the other school had a waiting list. I already have all of my prereqs for a bsn program so I plan on finishing my lpn program and doing my rn online. Good luck hun