Hi from southeast Kansas to all out there in cyberspace! I will be finishing my LPN program next week, and will take my boards soon, and plan to continue on into the 2nd year of the ADN program to acheive RN status. I have been a paramedic for 16 years, and have decided to get into a more controlled atmosphere!! I am tired of being cold, wet, hot, sweaty, bloody, and muddy! I really don't mind the bloody, as that aspect can come with any specialty. I have decided not to work during my 2nd year, because, quite frankly, it would not be financially worth it to me. Grades are worth everything to me, and want to devote my time to being not only a good nurse, but a GREAT nurse. I see myself working in the ER, critical care units, or possibly flight nursing. I look forward to hearing from everyone.