...Are you trying to say they're dumbed down?
I am an Licensed Practical Nurse,I usually just refer to myself as nurse, but will clarify when prompted further. I have been a Hospital nurse up until recently. I work side by side with RN's. I understand the difference in roles, but there was only a handful of skills that the unit RN's could perform that I could not.
No, I don't remember ANYONE in my LPN class ever saying, "I'm in LPN school." And when I get into the LPN-RN bridge... I'm not gonna say, "Oh, I'm in Registered Nursing School!" I will probably say, however, "I'm in the LPN-RN bridge program" or simply, "nursing school"
However, while doing clinicals, a moment stands out in my mind, even today. Our class was in the lounge of unit we were on, when a Staff nurse came in. She revelled us with her memories of Nursing school, and was giving us all little helpful tips, when suddenly she got a confused look on her face. She leaned in to look at my badge that read : "SPN" and she rolled her eyes and started to walk away saying, "Oh well, you're only LPN students." she never spoke to us after that.
On the flip side, today I was taken aback by a new CNA working on my subacute unit. He was going on about how he is in PCT school. Someone asked what that entailed, and he replied, "Oh I'll pretty much be an LPN" :uhoh21: I just walked away.