I would like to reply to the RN who wants to know why we go the LPN/LVN route. I was a single mother of 3 small children working for $5.00 and hour in a hospital in a dead end job. I was able to take one year off of work and go to school. What did I choose? The LPN course offered at my local community college, because it offered me the chance to double my income and only be off work for one year. I am currently working as a LVN in Texas in a clinic where we have 12 doctors/I am in the position of Clinic UR nurse. I would love to go back to get my degree, but am not able to take off work at this time. So I hope this helps you to understand. Sometimes it is just time restrictions, single parents wanting a better life for their kids in the least amount of time possible. I have worked in many different positions. My most memorable job was working at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I was trained to administer chemo and do most of the same things the RN did. I really loved it.