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LPN Opinions & Experiences Q&A!

Hi all! I am currently a CNA student and for an assignment, I was asked to interview nurses about their career. So I was wondering if any of you could please answer all of or even just a few of these questions for me? Thank you so much! :)

  1. What are the cons of being an LPN?
  2. What are the pros of being an LPN?
  3. Are you happy with your career decision or do you regret it?
  4. How long have you been an LPN and where have you worked?
  5. Have you ever thought about furthering your career? For example, going back to school to become an RN or anything else in the medical field?
  6. What made you decide to work in the medical field?
  7. What type of setting would you rather work at and why? (For example: Long Term Care Facility, Hospice, Hospital, Home Health, Assisted Living, etc...)
  8. Do you deal with combative patients a lot? If so, how do you usually deal with them?
  9. Do you ever feel unappreciated by nurses, doctors or patients and/or underpaid?
  10. What is your least favorite task and most favorite task and why? Or, what tasks do you think you are most skilled at or least skilled at?
  11. Have you ever sustained an injury at work (such as a back injury or needle-stick injury)? If so, were you injured because of a mistake you made or a mistake that someone else such as a nurse made, injured by a patient, or was it just an accident?
  12. Have you ever been in a dangerous situation or have you ever made a mistake while on the job? If so, please explain what happened and how it was handled.
  13. What kind of training did you receive to become an LPN and how long did it take?
  14. What is one of your favorite and worst memories of being an LPN?
  15. Were you nervous or scared when you started your first job as an LPN? If so, please explain why.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

It's often best to complete your interviews in person or at least over the phone rather than on an anonymous message board, plus you have no way of knowing for certain that a respondent is in fact who they say they are.

Is your assignment to post the interview questions online or are you to seek out the professionals to interview? Some of the questions for your interview are better answered in person and require details that many of us prefer to not post on public message boards.

The assignment just stated to interview a nurse or CNA about their career. I have spoken to several nurses and CNAs in my town in person, but I figured I could interview some from different places on here as well. I do understand that some people would prefer not to answer some of these questions on a public forum, so if you don't want to that's cool but would you be interested in answering any of the above questions at all? Or you could privately send me an email to jonessarahe91@gmail.com.