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by Indy Indy, LPN, LVN (Member) Member

Indy has 5 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in ICU, telemetry, LTAC.

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I just want to say I've been working with LPN's for about a month and a half now; my old job only had one and we didn't work together. My only other experiences with LPN's was that my mom was one.

You know what? I found out what I'd suspected was true. You folks rock, and the sunshine they blew up my patootie in nursing school about the RN role was clearly just sunshine. The nurses I'm proud to work with now, I'd trust to be my nurse any day.

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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What a nice thing to post! You made my day, thank you. Jules

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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I just want to say I've been working with LPN's for about a month and a half now; my old job only had one and we didn't work together. My only other experiences with LPN's was that my mom was one.

You know what? I found out what I'd suspected was true. You folks rock, and the sunshine they blew up my patootie in nursing school about the RN role was clearly just sunshine. The nurses I'm proud to work with now, I'd trust to be my nurse any day.

Thanks for the compliment. Are you an RN? And, what role of the RN are you talking about?

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I'd like to thank you for the flattering statement you've made! :)

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nursedawn67 is a LPN and specializes in Geriatrics, LTC.

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Thank you nice to get some kudos! :)

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Indy has 5 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in ICU, telemetry, LTAC.

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What about the RN role

In our last quarter of school, they gave us a "leadership" class that showcased the instructors' viewpoints of how rn's and lpn's are supposed to work differently. How to make assignments (to students that's totally foreign), how to "supervise", how to delegate (which I didn't get until I started working then there was nobody to delegate to!), the numerous things lpn's can't do, etc. Some of our graduating class was lpn's who didn't particularly appreciate the tone of it all.

I worked tele and I barely ever had a tech. No help, just work, charge (make assignments and get blamed for all that goes wrong) and that's it. Where I am now, there's only one thing lpn's don't do and that's the admission assessment. They're a fine bunch of people.

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BigB has 3 years experience and specializes in Knuckle Dragging Nurse aka MTA.

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Yay!! We need some RN lovin every now and then!!!

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Indy, you're a rare creature. Others could learn from you. Thank you so much. As I've always said, encouragement is $1,000,000 a pound.

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I think it is hilarious that one of the last things the AD RNs are told, before graduation, at a nursing school near where I live is: "Find an "old" LPN and stick with him or her!" They win on "technique" every time!

After 26 years in nursing education, research, and writing, I honestly believe the "best" nurse is one who started as an LPN, moved on to an AD... kept working through the BSN ...and then a graduate degree. ...and if one's NP took that track - well, you can bet your bottom dollar you've got just about the best health care provider alive today!

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it's nice to hear good things about nurses in general. i have been a lvn for 18 years, spent about 15 of those in the er.....i love nursing, i mostly work with rn's, there are very few lvn's in the er. in fact, i am the only one at hmh where i work. but.... they all give me respect, i have more years in the er than most of the rn's that i work with. the biggest problem with lack of respect i receive is from "newcomer rn's" ya now the ones that i am training, (sharing my knowledge for their benefit) they tend to think that they will automatically "know" more than any lvn. it's kinda odd, and it makes me wonder if they are taught that in nursing school. most come around after the first "code" or trauma that comes in and the people with experience take over the situation, or the doctor only wants the lvn in the room, because she's been there the longest, and taken care of the same issue with him on numerous occasions.

for me, if it had not been for some really great rn's in the er, then i would not know half of what i do. it's all about continuing to learn everyday as well as teaching a newer person that you something everyday.

best of luck to all you nurses (bsn's, rn's, lvn's) nursing is a difficult job.

god bless all of us!:lol2:

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