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Currently interested in becoming an LPN

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by Chassity Baker Chassity Baker (New) New Student

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Β  I am currently interested in becoming an LPN but I'm not sure if its worth it. What are good schools to go to? Do the positions above LPN's treat us well? What are some good tips to give someone whose interested in breaking in the nursing field?Β πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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I always recommend that those looking into nursing complete CNA training.Β  You will see firsthand what someΒ LVNs do, and test the waters to see if you really like nursing.

Check out community colleges in your area for LVN programs.Β  Private schools are often ridiculously expensive.

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mcjobson has 7 years experience as a ADN, BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Cardiovascular.

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Is it worth it?: That depends on why you want to become a nurse and what you're currently doing for work. If your dream is to become a nurse and money is not an issue then it's worth it. But LPN salaries are low when compared to pretty much every other health care discipline. You should compare what an LPN makes to your current circumstances. If you currently make more than the average LPN then you should consider an ADN or BSN.

What are good schools to go to?: It doesn't matter from which school you get your LPN or ADN. If your ultimate goal is to get a graduate degree you may want to consider a reputable BSN program.

Do the positions above LPNs treat us well?: That is truly dependent upon the individual person. First, anyone who tells you that they are above you is an a**h***. LPNs are a part of a team and their contributions are valuable. Second, you will definitely find that some people will treat you poorly because of your position. Know your own worth and be the best LPN you can be. Understand that even though your scope of practice is limited, you can do the things that fall within your scope just as well as anyone else.

Tips: Become a CNA while you are going to nursing school and work as a CNA. This will give you an idea of what nursing is like day-to-day. It will not teach you everything that an ADN, BSN, MSN, or doctor of nursing does.Β To fully understand a profession you have to do the education. LPNs think they know what ADNs do, ADNs think they know what BSNs do, and BSNs think they know what nurse practitioners do. You'll find that you don't fully understand the next educational level until you go through it.

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