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freesia29 LPN

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freesia29 has 7 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Urgent Care.

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  1. My father passed in hospice care almost one year ago. Now I am considering hospice nursing as I get closer to finishing the LPN-RN program.
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    I’m in a toxic relationship with the ER

    Absolutely true! I worked Urgent Care as an LPN for years. I loved it! Now in school for RN, I thought for sure I was going to go to the ED once I graduate. Now I am older, and trying to come to terms with how much a few days f clinical in the ED beat me. I physically can’t do it. I am depressed about it, my dreams are shattered, but no job is worth your physical or emotional health. There are so many opportunities in nursing. and I think all nurses get itchy feet and bored, and want to challenge themselves with another specialty.
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    Least Physically demanding?

    I am an LPN back in school for RN, and our final preceptorship is coming up. I am 49 and have RA and OA. The last clinical has almost crippled me and I am worried about how I am going to get through this 120 hour preceptorship. Is there a unit that is less physically demanding than others? I absolutely hated mental health and unfortunately our small hospital does not have a NICU. Most days they don't even have peds either. Is hospice or home health less physical? Thank you!
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    Is home health that bad?

    How is it for an LPN? What are you doing for patients?
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    Confused about going on....

    Thanks for your reply! I keep trying to talk myself out of it, but everytime I have a good day, and feel better, that nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach starts screaming go back”! I work in an urgent care clinic, across the street from the hospital.....the other night I was working in the lab, we are short on phlebotomists......and I prayed about being shown an answer......next patient comes in and needs a stat lab, which means I have to bring it over to Hospital lab for processing. I laugh...ok... I am at the hospital (where I love being)......still thinking to myself, nice coincidence. Then as I decided to grab a drink in the cafeteria .......I am surrounded by LPN to Rn students in my schools scrubs. Lol! Is that a loud and clear answer from the great Divine....or a funny coincidence? Lol! Anyway it made me laugh out loud.
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    LPN/RPN tired of the crap?

    I know how you feel. I am constantly being asked if I am go8ng back to school, because I am too smart/good whatever to just "stay an LPN".
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    LPN's aren't real nurses

    I am just an LPN as well, and am not sure if I will continue to RN due to health concerns right now, but so many times I have been told that I am too smart to stay "just an LPN". Hmmmm..... yes, it irritates. As RN's are forced to get more and more education, LPN's will just fall Lower on the Nursing ladder.
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    Confused about going on....

    I am a 46 yr old LPN with 5 years experience. My original plan was always to get BSN or even ARNP when I started my prerequisites a decade ago. Now I am not so sure. I have recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. I am exhausted, in pain most days, kids are 16 and 12 and aging parents wanting me to help them more. I feel so torn. I want to work in Hospital with babies. I thought about even becoming a midwife. I am so close to RN, 1/2 way there.....but the thought of school, studying and clinicals makes me want to throw up because I am so exhausted. Should i I just put on my big girl pants and push ahead, or accept that maybe it's not just in the cards for me right now. i feel so torn over this. I keep hoping for the peace of a decision either way, but is just not there. Everytime I think I have made peace with not going back, another doctor or nurse comments to me, that I am just too smart to stay an LPN. Any advice, opinions are appreciated. :)
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    Too old?

    I am almost 46 and an LPN, I am still working on prerequisites for RN. I figure I might be done by 48, with an adn. Always loved the thought of working in the OR. Would I even be considered? Or am I getting too old? Probably be 50 before I have a BSN. Thanks!
  10. I am always hot, I would definitely go for OR. May take the jump to RN from LPN. I loved my time in clinicals in the OR.
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    Fibro and Nursing

    I have just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and psoriatic arthritis. I quit working last October due to pain and extreme fatigue. I am an LPN and was planning to go back to school for RN, but I am not feeling very positive that this will improve enough for me to return to nursing. Not just for the long days on your feet, but also being constantly surrounded by various viruses, and constantly getting sick. It started with EBV a few years ago.....is it worth risking your own health? DH gets angry at me now every time I mention going back to school or even working right now. Stressing its time to take care of myself.
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    Am I "late"? 22 yrs old starting prereq Jan

    I wish I was your age!! Lol!! I am almost 46, graduated LPN 4 years ago, now going back for RN. Get it it done before marriage and kids. It's so much harder now.
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    Get my adn or lpn? Newbie here

    Absolutely. I am an LPN, almost 4 years experience, and only $17 per hr. RN wage here is around $28-30. Only LPN jobs are nursing homes and clinics, but I notice more and more clinics are hiring more MA's, they only make $14 per hr.
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    Get my adn or lpn? Newbie here

    I got the LPN first, I could do it part time and didn't want to commit to 2 years full time with small kids.....now I am trying to finish up prerequisites to get back in for LPN to RN and it's tough. It's been almost 4 years since graduation for LPN and I am struggling to get back into school mode with working, kids , husband. that is my biggest regret, that I didn't get it all done before marriage and kids. So please, heed this 45 year olds advice and JUST DO IT. Get it done while your young.
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    Doula LPN....

    I am looking into this as well as an LPN, I don't know if we need official doula training if your already a licensed nurse. Can't we just promote it as private duty nursing?
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