LisaLPN7 2,130 Views
Joined Dec 17, '12.
Posts: 76 (45% Liked)
When am I going to get "my" RN? The answer: When **** freezes over! I've been an LPN for 23 years. It was what I set out to do, and I'm still happy and content. If I had wanted to be an RN, I would have gone to RN school at age 19 instead.
I honestly don't know how y'all do it in LTC with that many patients! I definitely take my hat off to you LTC LPNs working in insane conditions. I've been an LPN since 1990, and have never worked in a nursing home outside of 4 weeks during nursing school. And that was just basic care stuff, as we hadn't gotten to meds or wound care yet. But it was enough to show me that I didn't want to work in one. I'm looking for a job right now, and ads for LPNs in LTC are abundant around here, but I refuse to apply for any of them. I hope I never have to, and it would definitely be a "have to" case.
You gals...and guys...should be making $150/hr!!!
I am in middle TN and there are lots of LPN jobs here. LTC, corrections, clinics, public schools, etc. I have a friend who is an LPN in a state prison and he started out at $18/hr. I just accepted a position in a VA clinic and will be making almost $17/hr, with no nights, weekends, holidays, or call.
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