Why Become an RN? - page 2

Since this new forum could use a few more threads, I have decided to throw a question at you guys that may or may not be thought-provoking. Why did you all decide to bridge to the RN? Why not... Read More

  1. by   Jessy_RN
    I asked my friend, and LPN, the to answer this. She wants to get her ADN, then her employer will pay for BSN, she then wants her MSN, and become an educator someday.
  2. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from fla orange
    Good Morning, Commuter. I am a Rn student with 1 semester to go at the CC I attend. So come May 06 I'll be a graduate nurse awaiting to take the Rn boards. You know I'm kinda excited!
    Congratulations in advance! :kiss

    You must be very thrilled to soon become an RN.
  3. by   suebird3
    i had gained alotta experience as an lpn, and decided it was time to "move up" a notch.
    i still work ltc, and am able to help w/ paperwork, etc. i may or may not help my lpn instructor one day with cna clinicals; all depends.

    suebird
  4. by   FroggysMom
    Been "phased out" before several years ago. Turns out the hospital I worked at backed down on that, but only hired back LPNs on a limited basis. But by that time I had found another position (out of nursing alltogether) and went on with my life but found I missed nursing and returned to the profession.

    So why moving on to RN? I want to work in Peds and the only way I see that happening is to get my degree. Secondly, I never want to get caught up in another "phase out" ever.

    At 58, am I the oldest LPN to RN student here?
  5. by   jodyangel
    Wow you GO girl!!!!!!!! I'm glad you spoke up cause I almost thought I was the oldest at 51 LOL!!!

    Quote from FroggysMom
    Been "phased out" before several years ago. Turns out the hospital I worked at backed down on that, but only hired back LPNs on a limited basis. But by that time I had found another position (out of nursing alltogether) and went on with my life but found I missed nursing and returned to the profession.

    So why moving on to RN? I want to work in Peds and the only way I see that happening is to get my degree. Secondly, I never want to get caught up in another "phase out" ever.

    At 58, am I the oldest LPN to RN student here?
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Like someone else, I was in an 1 plus one program - where you got your LPN after your first year and then the ADN after the second. Unfortunately, my husband got orders to another state, so I moved with only my LPN to show for it. However, there are many more opportunities as an RN and now that I have gone back to school - more opportunities open with more education.
  7. by   ORSmurf
    I wanted to go back to school for my RN degree for three main reasons:
    1. More opportunities
    2. Better pay
    3. I was SO tired of that blasted question, "Why didn't you go for the RN?"
  8. by   iLOVEbees
    Why did I become an RN after being an LVN?

    1. Money
    2. Have more opportunities to work different units
    3. More autonomy
    4. One less initial to sign - saves ink, good for the planet :angel2:
  9. by   soozeeq246
    I am a nursing student in a ADN program. After I'm through I plan to take my RN exam and become registered and liscensed. I wouldn't want to do it any other way.


    :roll soozeeq246
  10. by   nervousnurse
    I want to go back to the NICU/ special care nursery/ mother-baby floor and none of the hospitals hire LPNs for these areas.

    *Note---I worked in NICU for six years as an LPN and LOVED it, but they only "LET" us work in there because they could never hire enough RN's!
  11. by   Ebon510
    You read in the papers where LPNs are slowly being phased out of certain healthcare facilities. I currently work full time as a school nurse. I am limited as upward mobility goes. I have a B.A. in an unrelated field. My thinking is when I acheive an RN status the two degrees compiled can open career doors for me. I supplement my school income by working PRN @ at a LTC facility. The RNs earn the big bucks. We work our tails off and get no respect for it.
  12. by   Little Panda RN
    Quote from FroggysMom
    Been "phased out" before several years ago. Turns out the hospital I worked at backed down on that, but only hired back LPNs on a limited basis. But by that time I had found another position (out of nursing alltogether) and went on with my life but found I missed nursing and returned to the profession.

    So why moving on to RN? I want to work in Peds and the only way I see that happening is to get my degree. Secondly, I never want to get caught up in another "phase out" ever.

    At 58, am I the oldest LPN to RN student here?
    I second that "You Go Girl" and remember it is now said that 50 is the new 30!!!! You can't hold us older students back, we are here to stay!:chuckle

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