I just joined today so do forgive for my mess ups.
I have been an LPN for three years,one spent with a staffing co. staffed in long term care and the other two on one case with a ped. home health. I feel I have forgot everything I learned (I wish I would have went to a hospital after grad.) I only used what this case needed, 6 medications no real treatments, no real challenges no real need to "think" it didn't call for much. I feel so incompetent now I forgot soooooo much. the case I was on for the past two years children services got involved so I no longer have the case, so I have been collecting unemployment for the past 5 months trying to find another job. but so fearful if they would call me I would have no idea what I was doing! I will be starting at our community college on the 9th for phlebotomy I and II , hoping to get into the hospital with this new education,and thinking OK now if I do this at least I will feel competent in this field!! I have tried to find an LPN refresher course with out any luck (well that I can afford) and I am a little worried about a on-line course. I don't know what to do? I love being an lPN but I do not want to do home health. so what do you do? you know? I messed up going home health I feel. any thoughts? can anyone give me a "come on, it's not that bad, it will all come back" or anyone with connections to our local hospital?? thanks for letting me "GO ON" Aud