- 0Apr 27, '11 by carebear57Hello,i am a rpn ,work in ltc, i am interested in a partime oncology course,duration,2 years, would like to advance and hopefully work in a hospital, is this a good move
- 0Apr 27, '11 by savagetrojanQuote from Determine2bI'm going to go out on a limb and say maybe she meant LPN??? I just assume because I took the hint of working in LTC. Otherwise I have heard some RNs refer to themselves as Registered Professional Nurses but I have never seen that abbreviated as RPN.What's an RPN?
- 0Apr 27, '11 by savagetrojanQuote from carebear57If you are a LPN, you have little chance of getting a hospital job. Many hospitals now want "magnet" status and will not usually hire LPNs. If you are an RN, any certifications you can get in addition to your RN licensure, BLS, ACLS is going to be a plus. No one can tell you if this is a good move except you. YOU know where your heart is. Ask yours.elf why you are drawn to oncology. This is a very difficult field. I did it for a year and it is emotionally taxing. You are always supposed to leave your work at home but when you watch a man your own age die of brain cancer while his wife weeps nearby and you have had this patient for a couple weeks and get to know his family and they look forward to seeing you and you can only keep him comfortable, clean and dry...what's more what about the teenager with an inoperable tumor? Are you ready for that? If you are, then maybe oncology is the way to go. Good Luck!Hello,i am a rpn ,work in ltc, i am interested in a partime oncology course,duration,2 years, would like to advance and hopefully work in a hospital, is this a good move
- 0Apr 27, '11 by BeachieRN84I think there is an RPN in Canada standing for Registered Practical Nurse.
There are hospitals that do hire LPN's on here in the US... depending on where you live and the scope of practice in your state.. the oncology floor in my hospital has 3 or 4 that I know of. If you are in Canada though, I am not sure how that works....
- 0Apr 28, '11 by carebear57RPN means Registered Practical Nurse in Canada, i just wanted to try to get out of long term care, so i thought oncology might be different, i wirk in a dementia, alzeimer unit, it is very stressful, i have been there for 8 years and i am ready for a change, if not oncology then any other suggestions