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Hey everyone I am looking for some advice on a situation. 
I got my LPN License in August & I would do anything to protect myself from losing it. I took my first nursing job at a brand new primary care office close to home. I’ve been in healthcare going on 6 years now, so I’ve always had to work hard for my licensure. 
At my new job I am not introduced as an LPN or given much nursing responsibility. There are actually some unlicensed MA’s that are given more “responsibilities” than me (due to being best friends with the bosses wife). I’ve approached the MD (whom is my primary boss) & he said he’d take care of “things”. Fast forward to January 2020... no changes. 
What should I do?! 

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Time to “broaden” your horizon? A casual scan of job availability might be in order.

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I noticed that you have your title as CNA, LPN... Why? You are a licensed nurse now. Anyway, it may take some time to earn respect (or maybe people's attitudes won't change at all?). if you like the job and can stick it out for a while, then perhaps you hang in there for a season. If it's unbearable then leave. Remember, you need to build up your resume with steady, years of experience as a nurse. Honestly, the CNA experience doesn't carry much weight as experience unless all the years were all at one facility. 

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Since you're a newer nurse, I would work somewhere else where you can practice to the fullest extent of your license.  You don't want to lose your skills while waiting for this current employer to get their stuff together.

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Just me. specializes in None.

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The exact same thing happened to me.  I started at a doctor's office while still in nursing school. I had been working in LTC as a rehab tech.  I wanted some direct bedside experience so I went to the doctor's office as cna/ma. 

When I finished LPN summer, they did not care.  In there defense there was another LPN in the office, but she did not do bedside care. They were not interested in my license, they gave me a dollar an hour raise, I too asked for more responsibility.   The office was run by two MA's that were like managers.  And there were other MA's under their authority.  There was an RN, but she was more of the education leader, and office manager.

I eventually went back to LTC for a time, and the pay was much better.  I will say, the on the job training was lacking for a new nurse.

It doesn't hurt to look at jobs being offered.  If you decide to give your notice, make sure you have another position lined up to meet your needs.

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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What exactly is putting your license in jeopardy? I'm lost.

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