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canadadryLPN has 5 years experience and specializes in Orthopaedic, Med/Surg, Clinic.

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Hello,

FIRST TIME POSTING...:idea: DO ANY OTHER LPN'S HAVE TROUBLE GETTIN RECOGNITION AS A NURSE FROM PATIENTS OR FROM PEERS WHO ARE RN'S? AFTER ONLY 5 YEARS OF NURSING AS AN LPN, I AM OFF TO PURSUE BSN FOR MANY REASONS; ONE BEING THIS POST TITLE, I AM A NURSE, I HOLD CREDENTIALS, I TOOK STATE BOARDS, YET WHERE I WORK, ONLY WHEN THE LETTERS 'RN' FOLLOW YOUR NAME ARE YOU CONSIDERED VALUABLE. LPN'S WHERE I WORK ARE TREATED AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS, AND IN FACT DESPITE THE FACT THAT I REPEATEDLY HAVE TO RECITE MY SCOPE OF PRACTICE TO MY SUPERVISOR, SHE FINDS WAYS TO MAKE US LPN'S FEEL INFERIOR.:madface: SO I'VE DECIDED TO FORGO THE RALLYING FOR RIGHTS FOR COMRADERY, AND JUST PURSUE MY BSN. ISN'T IT UNFORTUNATE THOUGH THAT NURSES DON'T SEE EACH OTHER AS PARTNERS INSTEAD OF RIVELS WHERE I WORK :confused:...IS IT LIKE THAT EVERYWHERE? i VOW THAT WHEN I BECOME AN RN, I ALWAYS PROMOTE THE COMPETENCE OF MY FELLOW NURSES, LPN'S, RN'S, CNA,S...:saint:

NICE TO MEET EVERYONE;)

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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I'm sorry to hear that. Good luck to you. I'm moving this to the LPN forum where you'll get more people who can relate.

BTW, please don't use all caps. It's hard to read and in cybertalk it denotes screaming and shouting. :)

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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Good luck pursuing your new degrees. I would have to assume that all LPNs have encountered this treatment in varying degrees. I have. I have learned not to take it personally, and I have gotten outright rude to people that make comments such as that which are considered to be unsolicited. To be honest, I think it exist in all levels of nursing (but maybe not as much as it is right now as an LPN).

I have no interest in becoming an RN due to the increased responsibility and actually, I have not seen them doing much better than I either emotionally or financially. Most of the ones I know have increased their lifestyles, requiring that they obtain second and third jobs and are not in a position to enjoy their money, cars, houses or family because of this...but that is a personal decision.

I suspect you have gone as far as you can growing as an LPN, so, you may need to do this for yourself. I wish you the best of luck, and tell the nay-sayers to kiss your grits. :0)

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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2nd class citizens, what!:angryfire , where do you work, i'm coming over there!, nah!, just kiddin. don't worry about those haters, the patients we take care of and the lives we touch are proof of what we do and who we are. when someone is sick, they don't care whether you're an rn or lpn, as long as your a nurse and you know what you're doing, your valuable. i loooovvvee, being a nurse, and i am an lpn, and yes i will be pursuing my rn, not because i just want the title, but because i care about what i do and i want to do more, i'm still a nurse though! lpns all the way, from one nurse to another:nurse: ;)

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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