I have been an LPN for 28 years . I come from a strong family history of nursing backgrounds, and other medically related fields. What I love best about being an LPN is I STAY IN TOUCH with my patients. I don't get lost in paperwork or supervisory meetings. My patients know me by name, and I know them as well as their families, and their lives. I have multiple family members that are RN's, as well as a daughter who is a CNA, and would not be anything else !! I have a daughter who is a caregiver to a child with multiple skeletal abnormalities, and knows more about what she is doing than some of the RN's that care for my grand daughter when she is hospitalized !
Look, there are places in the nursing profession for all of us, each one has a job to do, and none of us could complete the tasks without the other . I have a great deal of respect for the CNA who knows her job and does it well, as well as the RN who can multi task, but speaking as the nurse in the middle, show respect all all of us ,and for each other. There are always things we can learn from other people.
it's not an easy job, but at the end of that rough day when you know you gave your best, there is always someone who appreciates you !!!
Take Care, My fellow Care Givers !!!