Hello! I'm a new nurse and new to this site!

  1. Hey Y'all!
    I've been a lpn for just over a year. I am 22 years old, work in geriatrics [Which I love! ], and got into nursing somewhat accidentally. I had gone to college and wasn't ready. I took a year off after my freshmen year. When I found myself wanting to go back to school an acquaintence of mine had just graduated as a gpn. She raved about school so I enrolled, and somehow graduated. [ I was accustomed to getting up around 1 in the afternoon, 5 A.M. was a little rough for me]. However I quickly fell in love with nursing shortly after I started working. I love to learn and pick up whatever I can so I am really excited about this site. I am interested in going back for my RN soon or possibly go to be a NP? Anybody have any comments on the differences between these different jobs? I'm an aggressive nurse and would love to know what the best route to go is. Thanks!
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  3. by   Thunderwolf
    a rn is a generic nursing license for a registered nurse. a np is an advanced license for rn's (masters) which is specialized....in a nutshell.

    please check out our lpn corner forum, ltc and geriatric nursing forum, as well as our nurse practitioner forum....which can be accessed via the link below.

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  4. by   Jessy_RN
    welcome to the site. enjoy your stay and best wishes to you.