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Should I enter LPN Program???

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Kannski Kannski (New) New

HI everone,

I have been thinking about becoming an LPN. I am just not sure if it is for me. I have been working in the medical field for the past 18 years but on the administrative side not clinical. I do not want to work on a floor in a hospital, I would like to work in a assisted living facility, doing intakes, triaging etc. I would love to work with the elderly in some capacity, But the thought of cleaning feces and vomit is not for me never will be. So with that I feel like I will not be able to pursue this goal. Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks!!!:confused:

JettaDP

Specializes in no specialty! (have to graduate first!).

Work as a CNA and get a feel for it first. At the nursing home in my community the CNA's do 99% of the bodily fluids clean-up. The LPNs and RNs rarely have to do that kind of stuff. Check into a facility that you may want to work at as an LPN. They can tell you more about what their specific role is at their particular facility. Working as a CNA would be good because you can learn to get used to the icky stuff. Cleaning up vomit or feces or whatever it may be sounds really gross but you get used to it. Eventually you quit looking at it is being quite so gross and eventually it just becomes a part of the job.

Good luck with your decision!

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