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By charleyandy
#212
I was a LPN for 2 years before I went to RN school. I choose LPN first because they get more clinical hours and I don't regret it! My school was only $3k because I did it at a vocational technical school. After I became a LPN I worked at a hospital and then did the career ladder to RN school so it was only a year. Now I'm 5 classes away from my BSN. It's not about how you start the race but how you finish it.

I feel like the RN of a career is not only and and frustrating to get into, but also not really worth it in most ramifications. I have friends who have been RN for ages and yet still beg me for $500 till pay day here and there.
Being a CNA or senior caretaker or LPN or RN is not the case here, the case is loving what you do and being comfortable with it as well
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By Boss larry
#218
Well, I have doctors and nurses all around me but I specialize in IT. Hopefully someone here can answer this: I love computers and are good with them. I hate coding though. Is it still possible to get into a good high paying IT job that doesn't necessarily require coding?
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By fairytale
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My best advice will stick to what works for you. Education isn't meant for everybody, so is LPN or RN.

Growing up, my parents wanted me to be a Doctor or BSN in the least because they were RNs. But little did I study myself to realize I'll gladly fix 1000 computers before I fix one human.

My advice remains remains self evaluation: study your self and decide what you want for yourself. Is is STNA? Or LPN or RN or NP? Do you even enjoy doing what you do? Forget about how much you get paid for now and chase dreams and inner peace
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By RoxannaC
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I am a specialist in this discipline, i'm definitely glad that I help to add a tangible point here.The benefits of working as a LPN or RN varies from state to state within the US. For instance, it depends on numerous criteria that includes: Local laws, Passion, Career objectives and lots more. If you are seriously considering following the LPN - RN route, it would be worth the effort to look into your state board’s scope of practice and policies, bearing in mind that the benefits of being an RN is way bigger of cause.

If you find an accredited LPN program that also provides IV Therapy certification, you may be able to work as a floor LPN. I’m currently working on a cardiac telemetry floor as I finish up my ASN, and I hang all kinds of drips (potassium, banana bags, dobutamine, diltiazem, etc). I take a team, admit patients, discharge patients, and am responsible for assessments.

The caveat: no IV push meds (less than 15 minutes), an RN has to perform an assessment on the LPN’s patient at least once every shift (we accomplish this by rotating patients between RNs and LPNs), and I cannot spike the blood bag but am responsible for the rate/reactions/vitals as soon as the RN leaves the room.

For me, the path I took worked for me because I had zero idea what to do after high school, and decided that LPN school would let me dip my toes into the water. If you don’t want to waste time adapting from one scope of practice to another, RN school would be faster and less confusing.

That being said, It still narrow down to two things: Your passion and local laws which may also affect paygrade.

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