Your Opinions Please! LPN Director or Full time Faculty?

  1. Hello,
    I have a choice of choosing between two jobs. The first one is as the Director of an LPN program, and the second one is as full time faculty in an ADN program. The director position has a wider range of responsibilities, but the faculty position is just to teach clinicals and some theory.

    Both schools are state institutions.

    Does anyone have any experience/questions that might help in making this decision?

    Thank you.
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  3. by   VickyRN
    I have had experience as fulltime faculty in an ADN program. The workload was exhausting and the range of subject content (both in the classroom and in the clinical setting) was very broad. I had to wear many hats. Wouldn't trade this experience for anything, though, as I learned so much in such a short time.

    My advice would be to shadow both positions (if possible) for a day, just to get an idea of what the typical workload and responsibilities entail. Best wishes to you and please keep us posted!
  4. by   lepew
    I haven't been a director but taught in an LVN program for many years. Lots more work than in the ADN program I am currently teaching in. Just saying I love the ADN faculty position. I agree with other poster - shadow someone if u can
  5. by   careerdejour
    Thanks for your response. it was not possible to shadow either pjobs. I have made a decision for the faculty position.
    Thank you so much.
  6. by   lepew
    Congrats and good luck!!