WHEN TRYING TO DESCRIBE MY HOBBIES AND INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF NURSING AND STUDIES
My new tattoo
That doesn’t look healthy…
Why dont people research things before they get it tattooed on them?
A little vfib and vtach it looks like? Oh, brilliant.
One of my pet peeves…can you imagine the confused look on the staff’s faces if this person every coded?
I CANT BREATHE
Greatest thing ever
ox-how-do-i-tumb1r-xo said: First off, your blog is epic. I love your "take -no-shit attitude. Honestly I'm pretty sure I'd want someone like you precepting me once I start clinicals/get done with school. (class of 2016 yo) granted one tiny difference. I'm to be an LPN than an RN (instate tuition issues have me going on the track I am doing) What's your feelings about LPN's & would it be smarter to do a bridge over to an RN after a while of being a LPN or completely go back to full nursing school? Either way rock on!
Sorry it’s taken me a while to get to your question….I’m on a tablet a lot of the time and it’s hard to answer everything is like to via that platform.
Thanks for messaging me! You are too kind!!! I have mixed thoughts on LPNs. The first is that all but a few of the ones I’ve personally known are lazy; they finish their task and that’s it- no more. And they gripe about us RNs and claim all we do is sit. Unfortunately, I do have to sit a while especially when charting or waiting for an MD to call me back. At times/some shifts I feel I’m watching a screen and playing phone tag the entire time. But I promise you I’m not just screwing off while you (LPNs) are doing wound care or passing meds. My experience with LPNs is also limited as we don’t have them anymore.
That being said, my favorite aid at nighttime is an LPN but I’m the only one who knows he is an LPN. He is the best aid we have….presumably bc he already is an LPN and is working towards his RN and plans to have his RN before he would need to renew his CNA license and my boss would find out he is actually an LPN and not a CNA anymore.
Personally, I think LPNs are outdated for a long term career option. If you want to be a nurse, you need the RN credentials after your name (ADN program or BSN program) as the days of LPNs are falling away, especially in bigger cities. RNs are trained to do assessments and speak with physicians and offer insight to plans of care and be able to see what outcomes may likely transpire for the patients. LPNs are brilliantly skilled at tasks, but not that crucial assessment part that really makes the whole scope of nursing exactly that—whole.
I think starting with your LPN is a great start, but finishing your RN program is what is paramount here (in terms of personal job satisfaction, job opportunities, and being challenged enough).
Whatever way you take to get your RN is a personal choice. I did an accelerated program and finished my BSN in a whirlwind year. But that was what fitted my life. You choose the program that you can afford, can successfully complete, and one that will guide you appropriately in setting you up for real life success once you pass that NCLEX.
I sincerely hope this helps!
Doing an LPN to RN bridge saved me $27,000 in tuition. I also graduated with super sharp clinical skills. (I can place a Foley in morbidly obese woman in minutes!)
Having LPN experience also landed me a job in a market where new graduates complete with hundreds of other people for very few openings. I also feel like I know what it’s like to be the low man on the totem pole and treat the people under me with great compassion.
When I finally got my BSN, the money seemed amazing! It is equal to my first LPN job and my last LPN job added together.
The RN NCLEX was no harder than the PN. BSN school was actually easier than LPN school because I had a solid knowledge base and knew how to bust my ass like a nurse. I set the curve on some of my exams by over 30 percentage points.
Ain’t nothing wrong with starting out as an LPN!
How I feel about me and my coworkers. :)
Anonymous said: Am I too old for Tumblr?, as I'm 29 and fast approaching 30, though I've been tested and have the mental age of 14, but I have to pretend I'm older and grown ups my actual age talk about stuff I can't deal with (relationships, bills, sex) and tumblr is a nice refuge
No! It turns out none of us are!
30+ tumblr needs to make a power grab at some point. fuck your disney princesses, i want to see posts about the first time you realized ‘the monkees’ show on nickelodeon was an old tv show and that the monkees weren’t young and cute in real life anymore. i want to hear more from people who grew up in a pre-spongebob universe and used a rotary phone.
I’m not 30 yet but I will hand my tumblr over to my olderlords
28. I like the pretty pics.
39. Old enough to know I don’t belong here, too old to give a shit about it.
I’m 40. I’m here to ruin it for everybody.