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  • Sep 28 '12

    I don't think quitting will solve anything. In fact the psych books all say to avoid major life changing decisions while grieving. Keep things consistent for how. When you are calm speak with her, and ask why this information couldn't have been dealt with quicker. However, getting angry will solve nothing. You had no guarantee he would have been alive when you got there, even if you left right away. We accept these responsibilities working with patients. It's a sad situation, but true. In the meantime, get ahold of HR. let them know you need to take your bereavement time. Now is the time you need off to be with your family. So you can grieve together, and recuperate together. I wish your family peace during this time. I wish you comfort too. Even though he is an in law, it doesn't meant he wasn't an important part of your life. Give yourself time to feel and to heal.

  • Sep 25 '12

    When I first started my career I worked with 2 LPN's. One I would put up against any RN and most doctors as far as her knowledge. She was a very hard working, wonderful team player and could not do enough for her patients. She was very comfortable being an LPN and had no desires to becoming an RN. The other LPN, was also a good nurse, but the 3 letters LPN grated on her nerves so bad that she was almost fired a time or 2. I told her about how when putting assignments on the board it was nothing personal but it had to be listed as RN and LPN per the joint comm. After 2 yrs of hearing her complain about everyone looking down at her I sat her down one day and had what I called a coming to Jesus talk with her. The bottom line was her coworkers didn't have a problem with her being an LPN, she did. She hated it. I finally convinced her to go back to school and get her RN. She was so proud, as was I and we still follow each other today. If you are happy with your life and work, the letters by your name are not to useful. Just be the best nurse you can be and everything else will take care of itself. I wish you the very best and having RN beside your name does not make you the best nurse. It is the compassion, the heart, the time you give your patients to vent, the concern you have for them and their families. Nurses are so disrespected and underpaid, but they always do their best to make their patients comfortable and better no matter what the politics are of the facility that they are employed. I wish our government could take a page out of the nurses handbook. We don't care if you are black, white, democrates or republicans you are all the same to us. Someone who wants to get better and get back to living their lives the best they can.

  • Sep 19 '12

    Congrats, Are you an LPN?

  • Jun 6 '12 offers free CEUs, but their website requires registration (which is free).

  • May 31 '12

    I am NOT "just an LPN". I hold specialty tags that permit me to practice in areas that RNs can't without exactly the same courses I completed.

    If you are so determined to not be JUST, go straight for the BScN.

  • Mar 12 '12

    Where can I find the 39 PG review

  • Mar 11 '12

    Hello fellow nurses,

    I have been an LPN for going on 11 years; worked in LTC for MH/MR, LTC for the elderly,hospital setting and currently homecare. I have always debated and even started at one time working on prereqs for an RN program. I love learning new things and I do love being a nurse, . LPNs will be around forever and I already make a pretty decent pay and only need to work PT(and if ever needed I can work Ft). I love my life;kids raised, great marriage, awesome doggies and it just is pretty relaxing overall....I will continue to learn and take if ever needed CEUs or any classes for knowledge, but I seriously may be done with the RN option. Has anyone else come to this conclusion? Thanks:-)