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I dont need the title RN behind my name

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Im soo tired and just sick of school. I feel like I have been in school for EVER!!! before I started LPN school is was at the community College taking course for two years. Back then I had decided I was going to go into a RN program after I finished my preq. But what happened was I ended up pregnant and that changed everything and I couldnt go into a RN program because of babysitting reasons.. So Now Im the lpn and Just tired!!!! I just want to finish and get OUT!!!

I can be happy with the title LPN... ITs wasnt the plan but sometimes things happen for a reason...

Graduate & relax. You may find that being an LPN is exactly what you want to do! Then you can always go back later if you feel the need. There are a lot of non-traditional (pc for "older") students at my school. I'm 33 and there are folks there 20 years older than I am who are getting their ADN. So...don't sweat it.

Good advice. I started school when I was 40 and expect to graduate in May. I waited until my kids were older to make it easier on everybody. Don't feel you have to fight the calendar or keep up with your peers. Progress with things as you feel deep down that you should, do what's right for you. If that little voice inside is telling you it's tired and that's enough for now, listen to it and make things easier on yourself. The school and courses will always be there.

Love-A-Nurse

Specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,. Has 19 years experience.

(((((Hugs)))))

truern

Specializes in Telemetry & Obs.

please don't be so hard on yourself....i started an adn program in the 80s and had to drop out due to family responsibilities....i just finally got back into school in my late 40s...hubby teases me that by the time i graduate i'll be old enough to retire LOL!!

when the time is right, it will happen...i promise :)

ibmissy

Specializes in Geriatrics. Has 7 years experience.

That is how I feel. I can be happy with becoming an LPN myself. My original plan was to go to school and take my pre-reqs for the RN program. When I got the information on which classes I would have to go through, I realized it would take a couple years to just get those done. I went to classes to become a CNA instead. I really 100% believe that helped me...I learned all the basics of nursing and feel I will be able to be empathetic to the CNA's as a nurse. This summer I took an entrance exam to a 15 month LPN program and got accepted. We have only been in school for about a month...My grades are decent...I study about 3-5 hrs a night..I decided to just become an LPN for now and see how I like it. I am sure I will though. Maybe someday I will become an RN, maybe now. To me its only a title with a little more responsibility. From what my instructors have said...LPNs are doing a lot of things RNs are supposed to do because of the nursing shortage. As for entry rate for new LPNS and RNs in my state..they both pay around the same amount..RNs make about $2-3 more an hr.

I like your decision. Too many people don't always look at LPN's as "real" nurses..when indeed they are. Good luck!

---Missy

Originally posted by Born2BAnurse

Im soo tired and just sick of school. I feel like I have been in school for EVER!!! before I started LPN school is was at the community College taking course for two years. Back then I had decided I was going to go into a RN program after I finished my preq. But what happened was I ended up pregnant and that changed everything and I couldnt go into a RN program because of babysitting reasons.. So Now Im the lpn and Just tired!!!! I just want to finish and get OUT!!!

I can be happy with the title LPN... ITs wasnt the plan but sometimes things happen for a reason...

At age 27, I am one of the youngest in my class.... My mom just got her bachelors in 2000 and her masters in 2003 and she is 49... you are never to old to go back to school...

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