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New LPN Grad!

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by KimmieKoo72 KimmieKoo72 (Member)

KimmieKoo72 specializes in Acute Rehab, LTC.

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Hi everyone!

I did it! I finally graduated! I am still waiting on my authorization to test from the board of nursing, but I am almost a lisenced nurse! While I am really excited and anxiously awaiting starting my career.. I kinda get bummed out sometimes. When someone asks me, "what kind of work do you do?" And I tell them I just graduated from nursing school and am waiting to take my boards, they all say "oh, good for you! RN??" And I feel like I have to back down and say.. no, I'm going to be an LPN. Then I get the same answer.. "oh, well that's good........ are you going back to school?"

Yes. I am going back! But I'm happy with what I've got right now! It's like I'm being looked down upon for something I worked so hard for, but I still don't even have it!

That's another thing.. Waiting for the authorization is killing me! I just wanna get it over with!

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miMOMMYof3 has 7 years experience and specializes in ER/adult gero-NP.

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Congrats and good luck on your boards! Dont listen to people, or make them make you explain yourself. Be proud, be very proud- you set a goal for yourself and you conquered it. Congrats new LPN! If you decide to go back to school- the more power to you! Good luck on your journey- what ever you decide to do. :-)

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Well, let me be one to tell you that I am proud of you no matter what!!! I will be there next summer, and I will say to people if they say that to me, "No, I am an licensed practical nurse...they do much more with patients than RNs, and if and when I decide to get my RN, I will be sure to let you know, as nursing school was very difficult and I am happy where I am now".

Or, "what makes you think LPNs are not real nurses? They had to go through just as much school, just not as many years". I admit it irkes me to hear people put down what "we" not me yet, do.

Best wishes to you, and remember where your selfworth

:)

God Bless!!! You are to be congratulated!!!

Deb

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KimmieKoo72 specializes in Acute Rehab, LTC.

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Thanks!!! And good luck to you! It is hard, but it goes by quick! Just keep yourself busy (like that will be a problem! lol) and stay focused!!!

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KimmieKoo72 specializes in Acute Rehab, LTC.

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I went to the school of nursing at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, btw!

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godsgift2 specializes in orthopedics and telemetry.

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Congratulations On Graduating From The Lpn Program I Start On July 2 And Look Forward To My New Career

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Congratulations to you!!

I'm beginning an LPN program this fall and I am looking forward to being in your shoes 7 quarters from then!

I think that no matter what path you choose from this point forward you should be proud and not accept the negative comments others make. It's so easy to be judgemental about someone elses successes.

:rolleyes:

good luck!!!

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I just graduated on May 17 and am starting my very FIRST LPN job tomorrow!! congratulations on finishing your LPN program and good luck on your boards!

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