I won't start LPN program until August 2008 so I decided to take a phlebotomy course until then. I just dropped it. I came to the conclusion I just really didn't like it and so I withdrew.
My question is, does this mean I should not go on to LPN? Also don't
LPN's not bother with venipuncture?
The blood and needles didn't bother me, I just don't want to poke people all day.
Oct 24, '07
Quote from trabbie93
i won't start lpn program until august 2008 so i decided to take a phlebotomy course until then. i just dropped it. i came to the conclusion i just really didn't like it and so i withdrew.
my question is, does this mean i should not go on to lpn? also don't
lpn's not bother with venipuncture?
the blood and needles didn't bother me, i just don't want to poke people all day.
hi trabbie. don't give up with the lpn program. phlebotomy and lpn are two different things. you are not going to be poking your patients the whole day when you become an lpn. i am almost done with my lpn program and my teachers are not even putting any emphasis on the venipuncture class. they said i have to take it the last two weeks before i am done.
is it really your dream to become a nurse? even if your answer now is no or you are not sure, why not try the first semester until you get to do the clinicals. when i started my program, my teacher asked us what our reasons were for doing the program, almost everybody said because it was their dream to be a nurse and and they like helping people. when it was my turn to answer, i said i want to be a nurse for the money and the job security and my teacher was kinda shocked alittle and said well, you're being honest.
i was not sure in the beginning as well. but after experiencing my clinicals, i was like wow i really want to do this and i enjoy helping my patients. so i made the right decision. so it is really up to you. is your lpn program too expensive to try it out until the 1st semester? you don't want to
keep wondering "what if?", right?
angel, soon to be lpn (jan. 2008) yay!!
Last edit by agldragonRN on Oct 24, '07
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