Hey, just trying to get a general anecdotal survey of opinions regarding the state of LPN-ing in Oregon.I've been out of the job for awhile and am just getting back in. When I first started around 1999 it was in Las Vegas. They were desperate for nurses, temp work was an insane need and getting an LPN job was incredibly easy.Long story short I'm not in Oregon and getting the re-cert and everything feels...different. Talking to the nursing board feels like there is less flexibility and of what choices there are then there are more admin hoops to jump through.Also, the job market for LPN for other than LTC facilities seems very, very limited. The one-on-one conversations I've had with RNs (most occurred as part of my EMT program) left me with a feeling that "they" (union, government bureaucracy, nursing board---whoever "they" are) are so of out to dismantle LPN by making more tasks RN only, pushing CNA-2's, MA's, and CMA's.It all seemed very negative and I wanted to spread my questions widely to make sure I wasn't just getting stuck with a few burnouts in my conversations by luck of the draw.If that made sense.