Hi everyone, i officially enrolled in an LPN Program last week, got my classes set, and i begin early May. Being a a Nurse LPN, feels like it is what i am called to do with my life, and my aunts a Nurse, and she says she knows that i will make a great nurse because of my personality. A just have a couple of concerns, i know as a male nurse i may be discriminated agaist a little more, and i a plan on raising a family some day. I am a little worried about my salary as an LPN, willl it be enough? Before anyone says yo can always go back and get your RN, just know that i have know that i have no ambition to be an RN, And whats the starting salary of an LPN in louisiana? Which place of employment pays the most salary and offers the most benefits for LPNs, hospital, nursing home, home health agency, clinics! I know made the right decision! I just need omeone with a little wisdom to say something positive to settle my worries LOL!
A male RN here...
Unfortunately I have no idea what an LPN in LA makes, the benefits, etc. so I can't help you there.
In my time as I CNA/RN I only had one instance that even bordered on discrimination (although I don't consider it such). As a CNA, the DON at a facility refused to allow me to change shifts saying "we already have 2 male CNAs on that shift...I can't have another one since there are some residents that refused to have male aides take care of them." Not that I cared all that much, but they would either work short on that shift or they would have an agency aide come in...sometimes a male. Whatever....
Since then, never a mention of my gender nor have I ever felt like I had less of a shot at a particular position because I am a male.
Last edit by psu_213 on Jan 29, '12
: Reason: because I wanted to
Feb 22, '12
Actually from what i have heard and my pesonal experience generally male nurses are more welcomed by the patient and staff. I am from Idaho and graduate in May from an RN program. Also from what I've heard and we have a saying here an LPN stands for low paid nurse so might as well go for the RN
Last edit by andrewmiller1 on Feb 22, '12