Quote from djkmc1998
[font=book antiqua]hello! i am currently an lpn student, but will be graduating in june 07. i keeping going back and forth on making the decision to go right on for my rn. another 2-3 yrs of school just doesnt sound to apealing to me at the moment, but i know that i should just do it so i can get it over with while my children are small, and my husband can support us on his income. for those of you that were lpns before you got your rn....what was it like? what is the difference between the lpn and the rn school? does it go way more in depth? is it a lot harder? do i have an advantage going thru lpn school...is it any easier than people that have no experience? just some things that i have been wondering about. any feedback would be greatly appreciated. thanks!!!! btw...happy holidays everyone!!!!!!!!:spin:
i hear ya!!!
years ago, there were tons of lpn jobs everywhere and especially in icu. yeppers, there as well!!! we were cheap and we just had the rn's push our meds and that was it lol.
the hospitals started to phase out lpn's. i was told there was a planned layoff in time but i was privileged to be shown info about the university of ny at albany's program which later became regent's and now is called excelsior. i became a practical nurse in 1979 and a rn in 1984 so you see i was using my lpn in icu and telemetry but did have 1 year in med-surg first.
in retrospect, you must, must,must not stop. you will see that as time prevails you will be a glorified nursing attendant. you were trained for more than that and yes, it is harder than lpn school but i found the boards a cinch because i knew most of the answers from my practical nursing program believe it or not!!!
go back and do it now. you have internet access and we all can help you anytime you need it.
all the best and remember, you can do it!!!!