Originally posted by angelbear
Would they have a lack of respect for me based on how obtained my RN?
I am a former LPN, I am a grad of EXCELSIOR for my RN.
Distance students should not be scorned or looked down upon because the way we obtained our degrees took alot of persistance and dedication. There are many well seasoned nurses who I think could NEVER do what I did. How many people claim that you cant pass the "clinical" exam without hospital experience- I did it. I used my LTC residents for practice...........
I made the transition to the hospital after ONLY working in LTC for many yrs. I had done every and any position in LTC and resigned as UM of a 51 bed unit. The funny thing is that they offered me ADON position to get me to stay. I refused and didnt feel flattered at all- I had been used and abused over the years and really wanted a change.
My floor in the hospital is more med than surg and we get alot of LTC pts. Many nurses find them difficult but Im right at home with them. My LTC experience has been a blessing, I am organized and can deal with the chaos happening around me. The transition was a fairly easy one and now I feel pretty much comfortable.
My hospital will not hire LPN's but will hire new RN's and grads on permit. You might find it harder to get in a hospital as an LPN but worth a try. Lots of luck...............