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im so tired to being told this by some rns! grrr

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Specializes in critical/truama/alchol drug rehab.

:( i have been in the medical field since 1983

and i have decided to go back for my lpn degree

this course is 21 months its parttime only

i keep hearing the rns telling me dont waste with the lpn program , they are limited to what they can do in the field , but im not ready to jump with both feet in the rn field right now

in time i will go for my rn degree

but not now

can any of you lpns relate to this

and do you ever have rns put you down for not being a rn?

i start nursing in 2009 in spring

i am excited to be finally moving up in the world

i do belive it has helped to work in the medical field and around patients .

angelwings777

Specializes in critical/truama/alchol drug rehab.

Angelwings, please yourself, not other people.

:)

thanks that is what im gonna do

its about me and my happiness not others

im excited to become a nurse !

leah :heartbeat

There are a lot of LPN's who are completely satisfied with their scope of practice. And they're needed.

You'll be great. So stop worrying about what other people think of your choice.

:)

EricJRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 14 years experience.

RN here... sorry for intruding on your thread.

Here's what will really burn you up: Once you do become a successful, happy LPN and decide to go for RN, there will still be people who mean well but aggravate the heck out of you with questions.

- When are you going back for your BSN?

- Are you going to become an NP?

- Why didn't you just become a doctor and make all that money?

No matter what phase of the game you're in, there will always be people who have a better idea of what's good for you than you do yourself. Don't let the haters get you down. :)

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

I have heard it all the time; but I didn't/don't let it deter me. Some people can only digest one step at a time, others have to gobble it all in one sitting. You do what is best for you. I have been told that I wasn't a real nurse, that I can only contribute to the community as an RN, been threatened with the 'phasing out of LPNs' and a great deal of negative comments. I can't speak for others, but I did a great deal of comparing for many years before I finally had an opportunity to go to nursing school, and I was clear in what my choice was long ago and have no regrets.

What you should look into is what the job market for LPNs is in your area-are they limited to just nursing homes, or are their additional opportunities. Better yet, are the available openings for LPNs positions YOU would be interested in doing after you graduate? I do admit that in certain areas (and I only got this from these forums-not from personal experience), LPNs have been limited in job opportunities and/or scope of practice. There are many ways to bridge into RN programs than before-more options, such as Excelsior, the College Network, University of Phoenix (I believe) and maybe there are plenty of LPN to RN bridge programs in your area. Don't let these folks get you down. But make educated decisions by investigating what is happening in your neck of the woods. What I find interesting is that I never heard CNAs being discouraged from being CNAs, but I hear this about LPNs much more often, and that, to me is horrible. There is nothing wrong with someone earning an honest living doing something they actually enjoy.

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

RN here... sorry for intruding on your thread.

Here's what will really burn you up: Once you do become a successful, happy LPN and decide to go for RN, there will still be people who mean well but aggravate the heck out of you with questions.

- When are you going back for your BSN?

- Are you going to become an NP?

- Why didn't you just become a doctor and make all that money?

No matter what phase of the game you're in, there will always be people who have a better idea of what's good for you than you do yourself. Don't let the haters get you down. :)

You aren't interrupting the thread here! But, what you say is true. I have a friend who has her Associate Degree RN and doesn't want to go back. She is hearing the same thing...like she is missing something. She doesn't want to, at least at this time. To each his own. You'll also get comments as an RN such as "Real nurses work in ER, ICU, Burn Unit, Cardiology..." or are certified in such and such. You'll never please everyone, so start early and please yourself-go at the pace that is best for you!

angelwings777

Specializes in critical/truama/alchol drug rehab.

RN here... sorry for intruding on your thread.

Here's what will really burn you up: Once you do become a successful, happy LPN and decide to go for RN, there will still be people who mean well but aggravate the heck out of you with questions.

- When are you going back for your BSN?

- Are you going to become an NP?

- Why didn't you just become a doctor and make all that money?

No matter what phase of the game you're in, there will always be people who have a better idea of what's good for you than you do yourself. Don't let the haters get you down. :)

hehe so true

dont get me wrong i have the utmost high respect for Rns

my sis is a trauma nurse

i would love to be a rn some day in the near future

i just have to take baby steps for now

thanks for the advice ;) and say a prayer for me and pass the atavan for the math lol

:D

leah

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

hehe so true

dont get me wrong i have the utmost high respect for Rns

my sis is a trauma nurse

i would love to be a rn some day in the near future

i just have to take baby steps for now

thanks for the advice ;) and say a prayer for me and pass the atavan for the math lol

:D

leah

I am so bad at math, that I needed life support. But, you'll survive. If you are going next year, this is the perfect time to start reviewing basic math so that you are not so frightened by it. Consider investigating continuing education courses for now, many community colleges have them. Enrolling now can help you to overcome some of the fear. In addition, the school of your choice might have a math entrance exam, and if it does, it is better to prepare now, than later. I used to use an old GED book to review in addition to having taken the class. Or you can purchase a Medical Dosage textbook, now, to review. Amazon sells plenty of older, used editions of these books for dirt cheap for you to review early (I did that, too). In fact, what I did is I got the same instructor who I took the math review class to review with me on his own time. It helped me a great deal. Best of luck!

angelwings777

Specializes in critical/truama/alchol drug rehab.

You aren't interrupting the thread here! But, what you say is true. I have a friend who has her Associate Degree RN and doesn't want to go back. She is hearing the same thing...like she is missing something. She doesn't want to, at least at this time. To each his own. You'll also get comments as an RN such as "Real nurses work in ER, ICU, Burn Unit, Cardiology..." or are certified in such and such. You'll never please everyone, so start early and please yourself-go at the pace that is best for you!

my sister said your still a nurse

you just dont push iv meds

so as she puts it the lpns and rns still moke the same crack (but )

and are still just as important

just more paperwork

and more leagal issues lol

still all and all

i love working with people

:redpinkhe

angelwings777

Specializes in critical/truama/alchol drug rehab.

I am so bad at math, that I needed life support. But, you'll survive. If you are going next year, this is the perfect time to start reviewing basic math so that you are not so frightened by it. Consider investigating continuing education courses for now, many community colleges have them. Enrolling now can help you to overcome some of the fear. In addition, the school of your choice might have a math entrance exam, and if it does, it is better to prepare now, than later. I used to use an old GED book to review in addition to having taken the class. Or you can purchase a Medical Dosage textbook, now, to review. Amazon sells plenty of older, used editions of these books for dirt cheap for you to review early (I did that, too). In fact, what I did is I got the same instructor who I took the math review class to review with me on his own time. It helped me a great deal. Best of luck!

i just need basic math which is dosage and calc

and i hate fractions !

so please tell me dosage and calc is not hard lol

i dont start till 2009 in march so i have time to overcome the anxiety

puke a little and then get studying

i have a real issue almost a phobia with math

:(

however i can do some pre algebra due to i have mild dyslexia

go figure lol

my grades in patho and bio are b so is

my med term

and i have no iisues with patient care or the hands on

i take care of anywhere from 7-13 patients a day

so its easy for me :)

i just cant wait till i get my degree

its gonna be so worth it

:saint:

I don't know about where you live, but here I checked into both the LPN program and the RN program, the LPN program is 1 year and to advance from LPN to RN is 15 months to 2 years, the RN program is 4-5 years, to me the LPN to RN route is alot faster and alot cheeper. I am glad I took the LPN route, I am very happy being an LPN, I started to take coarses to be an RN and only had two more corses before my actual RN training when I found out I was pregnant, so 5 years later I decided to try again buth this time the LPN route. I think God knew where I was supose to be, I don't really think I would be happy being an RN. I have had RN's tell me that they hate their job, they wish they were an LPN or Aide because of the stess. I figure that you can always move up (to RN), but if you hate your job, you can't move down (to LPN), try LPN first, the other bonus is that most facilities help with education costs if you decide to go on.

angelwings777

Specializes in critical/truama/alchol drug rehab.

I don't know about where you live, but here I checked into both the lpn program and the RN program, the LPN program is 1 year and to advance to LPN is 15 months to 2 years, the RN program is 4-5 years, to me this is alot faster and alot cheeper. I am glad I took the LPN route, I am very happy being an LPN, I started to take coarses to be an RN and only had two more corses before my actual RN training when I found out I was pregnant, so 5 years later I decided to try again buth this time the LPN route. I think God knew where I was supose to be, I don't really think I would be happy being an RN. I have had RN's tell me that they hate their job, they wish they were an LPN or Aide because of the stess. I figure that you can always move up (to RN), but if you hate your job, you can't move down (to LPN).

i will be starting at columbus state communty college

the program is only part time evenings weekends

and 21 months in legnth or 7 quarters

thanks for the advice

so if i get bored with lpn i could just add one more year and

be a rn ;)

my sis hates her job

she says she would have rather been a lpn lol

but i love my job

so its a big difference ;)

:redbeathe

JoAnnS

Specializes in Internal Medicine,Surgery, Wound Care. Has 6 years experience.

:(

can any of you lpns relate to this

and do you ever have rns put you down for not being a rn?

i start nursing in 2009 in spring

i am excited to be finally moving up in the world

i do belive it has helped to work in the medical field and around patients .

Isn't it awful that people can't be happy for our accomplishments. They can't be happy that we are contributing to the medical field as strong team members. They can't see past the nonsense and yes bull!

We need to stand up for ourselves and be happy we are where we are.... At the bed site of our sick patients. People that need our shoulders to lean on, our voices to encourage, our skills to get them up and moving, to assist them in their daily lives becoming part of their community again, to see yet another smile on a face of our elders, to hear yet again; another story from our older family members a bit of history from their experience.

Such a shame............KEEP YOUR HEADS UP HIGH ALL LPN & LVN's :nurse:

We are doing great work and Florence would be proud of each and every one of you!!

WE ROCK!!!:yeah:

angelwings777

Specializes in critical/truama/alchol drug rehab.

Isn't it awful that people can't be happy for our accomplishments. They can't be happy that we are contributing to the medical field as strong team members. They can't see past the nonsense and yes bull!

We need to stand up for ourselves and be happy we are where we are.... At the bed site of our sick patients. People that need our shoulders to lean on, our voices to encourage, our skills to get them up and moving, to assist them in their daily lives becoming part of their community again, to see yet another smile on a face of our elders, to hear yet again; another story from our older family members a bit of history from their experience.

Such a shame............KEEP YOUR HEADS UP HIGH ALL LPN & LVN's :nurse:

We are doing great work and Florence would be proud of each and every one of you!!

WE ROCK!!!:yeah:

you truly are angels of mercy

God bless you all

:saint:

FireStarterRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med/Surg, Peds, ICU, Tele. Has 15 years experience.

Jus' one question here...

... I was wonderin' what your timetable was as far as getting your RN, eh? :coollook::lol2::clown:

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

I don't know about where you live, but here I checked into both the LPN program and the RN program, the LPN program is 1 year and to advance from LPN to RN is 15 months to 2 years, the RN program is 4-5 years, to me the LPN to RN route is alot faster and alot cheeper. I am glad I took the LPN route, I am very happy being an LPN, I started to take coarses to be an RN and only had two more corses before my actual RN training when I found out I was pregnant, so 5 years later I decided to try again buth this time the LPN route. I think God knew where I was supose to be, I don't really think I would be happy being an RN. I have had RN's tell me that they hate their job, they wish they were an LPN or Aide because of the stess. I figure that you can always move up (to RN), but if you hate your job, you can't move down (to LPN), try LPN first, the other bonus is that most facilities help with education costs if you decide to go on.

I KNOW I wouldn't be happy being an RN. Too much responsibility and depending on where you work, too little support (not to say we have much, either...), but I am happy with my role. I know that I make great contributions, and I am learning each day. I honestly think I have enough to keep me busy with just this alone. I have had many opportunities in my short LPN career that started in 2006; home care, med-surg, clinic, and vaccination nurse. My friend is trying to get me into psych per diem and also to help as a wound care nurse in a LTC facility. I plan to be a jack of all trades within the next year and a half to widen my choices. I have also had many tell me that they still feel they are not paid enough, still feel degraded by subordinates, physicians, patients, family and administration. Not much different than what I feel occasionally at this point.

pagandeva2000, LPN

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

i just need basic math which is dosage and calc

and i hate fractions !

so please tell me dosage and calc is not hard lol

i dont start till 2009 in march so i have time to overcome the anxiety

puke a little and then get studying

i have a real issue almost a phobia with math

:(

however i can do some pre algebra due to i have mild dyslexia

go figure lol

my grades in patho and bio are b so is

my med term

and i have no iisues with patient care or the hands on

i take care of anywhere from 7-13 patients a day

so its easy for me :)

i just cant wait till i get my degree

its gonna be so worth it

:saint:

Well, let me say this-I also have a math phobia (a BAD one), I have almost been on life support, but I obtained an A in the medical dosage class. I just kept doing the examples over and over again until I fully understood. I don't use it too often now, but when I know that I am going to apply somewhere (such as an agency), I review as many examples as possible (especially the harder ones) and I usually get by.

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