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    Quote from Dragonfly777

    By the way.....I used to do many things like that for patients, but make sure you get a TO. You never know what could happen. Always cover yourself. Just FYI.
    What is a TO?

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    Quote from Wild Irish LPN
    (shhhhh....I'm a boy.... )
    Oops, sorry about that!

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    Wild Irish LPN likes this.

    Wild Irish LPN, your user name says it all! Corrections Nursing would make me pee in my pants . I am happy for you that you found something you love. Go get that BSN girl! You can do it!!!

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    Thanks everyone!

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    amanta262000, hudabelle, natnat122, and 13 others like this.

    Five years ago, I never dreamed of becoming a nurse. I wanted nothing to do with the medical world. Partly because my dad wanted me to be a Doctor and I didn't want to. Well, I did attend LPN school somewhat grudgingly because of the job prospects.

    A few months working in the nursing home and I totally hated the politics, impossible expectations and just plain victimization and lack of support. I thought, "this was such a huge mistake". When people asked, "when are you going back for your RN?", my answer was an emphatic "Never!".

    I did have some bright moments in LPN school though, like when we had OB rotation. I watched a baby being born and thought, "this is it for me!".

    I wanted to be a OB nurse but my excited balloon was deflated when I was told the hospital was only hiring RNs in that department. I thought, "Forget about it, I don't plan to be an RN". Then a year later, I watched my nephew being born, but I was bent on not becoming an RN.

    After the brief, bad experience working at the nursing home, I got another job working for a different company. The difference was night and day. Yes, I did take a pay cut but I get to keep my sanity and the staff are very supportive. Though some days are really tiring and take a lot out of me physically and emotionally, making a difference in someone's life hasn't been a bad choice after all.

    I still have days when I think the job is too demanding and not well compensated, but then I also have days like today when a patient's appreciation is all I need.

    Today, a patient came in because her ears had been clogged, her hearing muffled for a couple of weeks. All I did was irrigate her ears and she was the most excited patient I ever saw. You would think she was deaf from birth and all of a sudden, she could hear. She was so excited, she hugged me!

    I was surprised but I could see the appreciation in her eyes. She left the clinic humming a song. It was funny but I felt like she just deposited money in my account.

    In the last few weeks, the strangest thing happened. I started seeing a future for myself in nursing. I would sleep and wake up, dreaming about being a labor and delivery nurse. Welcoming babies into the world, standing as a pillar of support for a mom-to-be. Believe it or not but I have registered for pre-requisites and well on my way to starting a LPN to RN program!!!

    I can think of a number of reasons why having a career in Nursing is not worth it, but then I have found a few reasons why I love been a nurse and that is enough for me. So thankful that I found my place.

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    Joe V and NRSKarenRN like this.

    Five years ago, I never dreamed of becoming a nurse. I wanted nothing to do with the medical world. Partly because my dad wanted me to be a Doctor and I didn't want to. Well, I did attend LPN school somewhat grudgingly because of the job prospects. A few months working in the nursing home and I totally hated the politics, impossible expectations and just plain victimization and lack of support. I thought, "this was such a huge mistake". When people asked, "when are you going back for your RN?", my answer was an emphatic "Never!".

    I did have some bright moments in LPN school though, like when we had OB rotation. I watched a baby being born and thought, "this is it for me!". I wanted to be a OB nurse but my excited balloon was deflated when I was told the hospital was only hiring RNs in that department. I thought, "Forget about it,I don't plan to be an RN". Then a year later, I watched my nephew being born, but I was bent on not becoming an RN.

    After the brief, bad experience working at the nursing home, I got another job working for a different company. The difference was night and day. Yes, I did take a pay cut but I get to keep my sanity and the staff are very supportive.Though some days are really tiring and take a lot out of me physically and emotionally,making a difference in someone's life hasn't been a bad choice after all.

    I still have days when I think the job is too demanding and not well compensated, but then I also have days like today when a patient's appreciation is all I need. Today, a patient came in because her ears had been clogged, her hearing muffled for a couple of weeks. All I did was irrigate her ears and she was the most excited patient I ever saw. You would think she was deaf from birth and all of a sudden, she could hear. She was so excited, she hugged me! I was surprised but I could see the appreciation in her eyes. She left the clinic humming a song. It was funny but I felt like she just deposited money in my account.

    In the last few weeks, the strangest thing happened. I started seeing a future for myself in nursing. I would sleep and wake up, dreaming about being a labor and delivery nurse. Welcoming babies into the world, standing as a pillar of support for a mom-to-be. Believe it or not but I have registered for pre-requisites and well on my way to starting a LPN to RN program!!!

    I can think of a number of reasons why having a career in Nursing is not worth it, but then I have found a few reasons why I love being a nurse and that is enough for me. So thankful that I found my place.

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    Thank you so much for this story!

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    Go girl!!! Don't listen to grumpy nurses. Every nurse needs to find their niche. LTC simply wasn't yours. I also did LTC for 7 months and wanted to quit nursing. Now I do Clinic/Urgent care and I've fallen in love with nursing again. I am now planning to get my RN, now that was unthinkable 2 years ago!!!

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    monkeybug and vintagemother like this.

    [FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Hi mommy2boysaz. I was so excited when I read your post. I'm an LPN who is currently going back to school for the sole purpose of being an RN in L&D. Sometimes I wonder if going into the profession will mean administering Pitocin even when it is unnecessary. I think natural births are beautiful when a pregnancy is low risk. So what you are doing is commendable. Have you read the book "[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Ina May's Guide to childbirth". I think you will find it useful even if all it does is to help the nurses change their mindset about natural births.

    My goal is to be a CNM someday. You nurses on this site are all inspirations.

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    nursefrances likes this.

    You guys are cracking me up. I need to go to bed now or I may stay up all night reading this! But hey, my nursing instructor with last name "Rash" told us that her kids are named Diaper and Heat. Of course she was kidding!



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