AlmightyIsis 784 Views
Joined: May 31, '08;
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Just wanted to say we are all on the same team here. I understand why titles get all puffy in the chest, because they worked hard for their degrees/license. That said, I have known CNAs that were better at nursing than some RNs when it came to assessment and advocacy. I have seen nurses save doctors' rear ends in many cases. The difference between these caregivers would have been lack of degree/license, not intelligence or skill. I have tried for years to enter the RN programs in my area and have been told that they only have 50 seats available and hundreds of applicants. So I applied to an LPN program that had over 900 applicants and 40 seats. I was accepted, graduated and licensed. Other caregivers may have their own reasons for not acquiring degrees and licenses. Nursing is in the individual and we are just human beings taking care of human beings. Why can't we cross those barriers to band together and deliver the best care possible? As medical professionals, we care for people in every stage of their lives from birth to death and it is all honorable and all great. Who could say which role is more important? Not I.
Yes, this sometimes happens for some unknown reason. I just had my first taste of that poison. My instructor fancied herself the superhuman nurse with the knowledge of a doctor and the righteousness of a clergy, but she did not possess either characteristic. I found her very intimidating and opinionated, but our school was badly in need of an instructor and I was grateful she stepped forward. All my other instructors gave me favorable reviews, even some "eat your young" instructors I have had (not an easy feat to accomplish) and I realize this is her first time teaching, but she really did some damage and I will never forgive her abuse of power. She shot me down like a criminal. But since this has been a life long dream and I want it so badly and since my patients are the final word...she can stuff her review up her nares. I've been through breast cancer, losing my mom to lung cancer at age 60 and nursing school all in the last two years and I know I will make an incredible nurse.....so to all you nursing students out there, hang tough and don't swallow the poison these instructors are shoving down your throats.
Hey Vintage Student!! I'm 43 and ya know what? Our brains are still in great shape! I have heard of an elderly woman gone back to college to get her degree at 84!! I wish you all the best. You are so lucky to have your husband's support as I am doing it against my husband's wishes. He wants me to work part time and care for him and our two girls 13 and 17. I say enough's enough. It's Momma's turn. Four kids? My best to you.
I have been accepted to an LPN program and I am excited and scared. Lots of luck to you all. I think we're gonna need it.
I was referring to ASN and LPN/LVN programs. I don't know very much about the bridge programs as far as replacing the empty spots left by dropping out mid-year. I'm gonna shut up now.
Most of the Rn and Lpn programs will not replace a drop-out (or fail-out) with another student. Which I think is lousy. But nursing is tough and school is gonna be tough. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy and I know I will want to drop out time and time again, but I won't. Back to the issue of getting into a bridge: it cuts out a percentage of people. Getting into bridge you're competing with other Lpns in your area who want the transition to Rn. In the associates program, you are competing with a higher number of individuals from all sorts of backgrounds.
Hey! I got my acceptance letter on May 30th to Soldiers' Home in Chelsea!
WOOHOO!! I am finally gonna do it. It will be grueling, but hopefully worth it
Hey, are you goin' September 2008?
I have been trying to get into ASN programs for years now. I thought I would go LPN in order to bridge to RN eventually. I once cornered an advisor and asked why I was having so much trouble getting into a community college RN program and he told me the school had 300 people who had taken all the pre-requisits and if they got a B+, they took the course again to get that A and they were all vying for 50 seats yearly. Very competitive!! That and I am 43 this year... gotta get the show on the road!!Just got accepted to Soldiers' Home in Chelsea. I cannot be happier.I'm finally gonna do it!
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