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- Dec 9, '03 by mattsmom81is best answered by a frank discussion with your doctor. Will healthcare employers use this diagnoses to not hire you? Ask your doctor very specific questions about this ...that is MY advice. You may also want to (after asking your doc) call some nurse recruitors and employee health nurses in your area and ask their policy on hiring this diagnoses. Listen carefully to their answers or their skirting of the issue if it happens. The truth is employers in my area ARE reluctant to hire someone with a chronic disease and go to great lengths to not hire them, or to terminate them after the fact. They haver become sneaky experts at this, IMHO.
Whether becoming a nurse will be a waste of time is a very personal question that only YOU can answer.
I was an LPN who went back for RN. LPN training was not a waste of time for me as it provided quicker income for my family and a means to support us all while returning for further schooling. So...for me it was a great move.
Good luck to you and hope I answered some of your questions. Unfortunately there is not an easy answer.
- Jan 24, '04 by BigmamaI definitely do not think LPN school will be a waste of your time! Have you noticed our economy?!? Lay offs every where. No one is hiring. LPN's or RN's will always be in demand. For me, I'm going to LPN school to provide for my family. One day I will go back for my RN, but when you have a family, you have to take one step at a time!
- Jan 24, '04 by renerianAny movement forward in education can only be beneficial. Good luck. Sorry we were slow in responding.
- Jan 24, '04 by live4todayOriginally posted by cathytoday
i'm concerned why no one answered my post. even if your response is neg i would like to hear it. i have been accepted into an lpn program beginning in jan. and want to know if others feel i'd be wasting my time. quite a few people read my post but noone replied. Why?
Welcome aboard allnurses.com!
Some post are read, but unless someone feels they have something to contribute to the thread, they don't comment. Please do not feel neglected by those here at allnurses. We are a great support to one another, and hope with the replies you received thus far you are feeling better about things.
It is never a waste of time to pursue education of any kind. It most certainly is not a waste of time to attend a LPN program and become a LPN. I've worked with some fantastic LPNs in my time, and even have a daughter who is a LPN.
There are jobs a plenty for LPNs. If you choose to become a LPN, do so because you have a compassion for mankind and wish to be of service to the sick and dying in the world. Nursing is a special career field. Not everyone can handle being a nurse. If you feel you can handle it by all means...go for it, and I wish you well.