LPN Male???

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    Hi, let me introduce my self to you I'm a Hispanic male in late 30's and and a father to a 19, 14 and 7 year old all boys and this coming September I will be the first and only to have decided to become the first and only male nurse in my entire family and no their aren't any female nurses in my family... I will be attending to a part-time LPN program in Ct and I was just wondering if their are any other LPN male student in this forum besides R.N ??? Which I have nothing against R.N's
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    Quote from taxminia0311
    Hi, let me introduce my self to you I'm a Hispanic male in late 30's and and a father to a 19, 14 and 7 year old all boys and this coming September I will be the first and only to have decided to become the first and only male nurse in my entire family and no their aren't any female nurses in my family... I will be attending to a part-time LPN program in Ct and I was just wondering if their are any other LPN male student in this forum besides R.N ??? Which I have nothing against R.N's
    I started out as a LPN some years ago, and then took additional training to become RN.
    LPNs do very good work, but unfortunately they are not able to advance along the nursing continuum, i.e., head nurse, supervisor, professor, etc.

    My advice would be to further your education after you have had a few years experience as a LPN.
    Rock
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    I have had the pleasure of working with some great male LPNs over the years. The two that really stand out in my mind were both people who had chosen (at the time I knew them, at least) not to pursue further education/licensure and were v. satisfied with their careers as LPNs. That is a very personal decision for each individual, that often evolves over time.

    Best wishes for your studies!
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    Quote from Rock
    I started out as a LPN some years ago, and then took additional training to become RN.
    LPNs do very good work, but unfortunately they are not able to advance along the nursing continuum, i.e., head nurse, supervisor, professor, etc.

    My advice would be to further your education after you have had a few years experience as a LPN.
    Rock
    When i first started out as a CNA i had an LPN as a charge nurse, is that the same thing as Head nurse? or is there a difference?


    Andy
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    Im a 21 y/o male who just finished LPN School. just waiting to take that lovely NCLEX. I missed my deadline date to enroll in the RN program but i have all my pre-reqs, so ill be going into their ADN program as a advanced standing student this august.
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    A Head Nurse (RN) is in charge of a unit for all three shifts. A LPN in charge of a unit, usually a Nursing Home, is in charge for the 2nd or 3rd shift.
    Hope the information clears things up for you.
    Rock
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    yes i figured that was how it was but just wanted to ask, thanks rock
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    Hi,

    I'm not an LPN, but I did ER when I was finishing school and I knew two male students who were working on their LPNs.

    Best of luck!

    Thanks,
    Matthew
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    I worked as an LPN last year. i enjoyed it. The only thing I heard about it was the "glass ceiling" effect LPN's get. I didn't see many working the higher intensity/technical jobs, if any... if that's your deal, work PRN and get your RN the next year. It goes by pretty quick.
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    I'm 39 and will graduate as an LPN in December. There are 4 other men in my class.

    Go for it!


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