LPNs looked down on - page 2

I was so happy that I was accepted into the LPN program at a cc. My excitement made me tell people, family, friends, nurse secretary, prof. All of them say they are very disappointed in me because I... Read More

  1. by   topamicha
    The extra time spent getting an RN may not seem like much to people who aren't dealing with your situation on a daily basis. I don't know precisely what that situation is, but for me, the added time it takes to become an RN means an extra year of not being able to pay the bills, having to beg social service agencies for money just to pay the heat bill, not being able to even afford Christmas presents for my son, etc. An extra year of that can seem like decades. But to someone outside of the situation, it just isn't a big deal. So, I definitely see why you're seeking the LPN first.

    Secondly, the waiting lists for RN programs are unreal. It really isn't just an extra year to get the RN - if you aren't on a waiting list yet, that translates into at least three extra years because of the wait time.

    Lastly, once you have your LPN, there will be no problem getting into an RN program and finishing up pretty quickly. It seems like a solution that meets all of your needs. The experience you gain as an LPN will be invaluable when you get your RN.

    So...I think it's a great decision! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise! They don't have to live your life, and becoming an LPN will open up so many doors to futher educaiton - perhaps even tuition assistance with your RN.

  2. by   ortess1971
    Congrats! There will always be people who have to ruin a happy moment.Don't let them get you down-I have had more family and friends say that I was too smart to be a nurse and ask why I wasn't going to med school. ARRRGHHHHH..... This is your life and you know what is best for you. Again, congratulations:hatparty:
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    Well I am happy for you!!! It is quite an accomplishment to be accepted into any nursing school. Keep your chin up and dont let anyone discourage you from completing your goals. Being a LVN has given me so much and I wouldnt trade it for the world. Good luck to you!!!
  4. by   Butterflybee
    Thank you guys for all of your much needed support. I really and truly needed it. thanks again.