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    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?
    cathytoday
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    LPN a waste of time? I don't think so. I was a LPN for 10 years before I returned to school and became a RN. I think that was the best option for me in persuing a career in nursing. Opinions will vary on this subject - there are several threads from the past you could read that offer various perspectives.
    As far as no one responding to your thread ... you may want to consider not referring to LPN education as "a waste of time". I understand this was stated TO you and not BY you - however, I found it a little offensive. My LPN cap from graduation sits in a glass curio right beside my RN graduation cap, and I am very proud of both of them.
    I also have several friends that are practicing LPNs that have no desire to become RNs and there is nothing wrong with that either. If you are interested in finding out what the difference would be for you as far as practicing, contact the State Board for Nursing in your state and they could answer any questions you have because those will vary from state to state.
    Good luck! I wish you the best in nursing school in which ever program you decide to enroll. Keep us posted!
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    Only you know in your heart if nursing is for you. I think becoming an LPN is great. You can continue your education if you decide to become an RN, or just enjoy your position as LPN. There are many levels of nursing. I wish you success in your career decision.
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    I'm sorry no one replied to your prior post. Seems we get a lot of the same ones. I usually zero in on the topics that interest me. I will try to be a little more sensitive in the future.

    Nursing is hard work. It is also rewarding work for me in the motivation department. It is also frustrating. We are professionals and are not always treated that way.

    I take great pride in the way I care for my patients. Sometimes, I am able to go the extra mile for them. Then, sometimes, I feel like a robot.

    You will never know unless you try. And if you feel nursing is not for you, don't feel bad about yourself. I had to take a break from nursing for about 5 years due to burnout. I have since returned and I am stronger than ever!!!

    Good luck to you!
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    I recall your post and remember thinking how to answer it. It is not an easy yes or no answer. As someone stated, it is an individual decision and it is based on your reason why. I don't think many of us got into it for the same reason. For me, I was kinda led to it in a round about way. It was the last thing I thought I would ever do-I had zero interest in nursing or anything to do with health care for that matter. I still don't enjoy having to go to the drs. This issue has been adressed numerous times in numerous manners. You might want to try a search here and see what you come up with. Good luck, and I hope you find it is a career path you want to go down.
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    As far as no one responding to your thread ... you may want to consider not referring to LPN education as "a waste of time". I understand this was stated TO you and not BY you - however, I found it a little offensive.
    I don't believe OP was referring to LPN being a waste of time. She has Hep. C and wonders if that will preclude her from being able to pursue the degree.
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    Originally 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?
    cathytoday
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    I am new here myself. I just got out of nursing school a year ago .When I first decided to go back to school I was terrified about it because I had heard some many people talk about how hard it was and how much trouble they had. I had to study a lot but done relatively well. I am now continuing my education after working for a year as an Lpn I decided to go on and get my RN degree. I loved my job as as Lpn but felt that I could do even better as an Rn. It took me several years of working meaningless jobs as a waitress and cashier before I decided to go back to school, and I thank god everyday that I did go back to school. It made me a better person , it gave me self confidence and helped bring me out of my shell. At least that is what my family tells me.So if you want a good career and you really want to be a good nurse then I say go for it but make sure it is something you want for yourself.
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    Originally 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?
    cathytoday
    Because, quite frankly, we had no opinion on the issue?

    There are many reasons for not posting answer. It should not be taken personally.
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    I started out as a LPN at age 19 1/2 and licensed. Went back for my RN a few years later.

    I kick myself because I should have gone to Pharmacy school, instead.


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