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Old 06-06-2008, 07:51 AM
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Default I was an LPN for 23 years

I was an LPN for 27 years. My LPN was wonderful to me, it allowed me the freedom to work the hours I needed to when my children were little, the pay was good, the jobs plenty and changing specialties was not a problem. I've been an RN for about 6 years now. I went back to school because I wanted a college degree. I went into accounting and soon learned that the numbers game was not for me so I thought what the heck...I'll get my RN. I graduated at age 46. Being an RN has opened doors for me. The job I have now requires that I be an RN.

I wouldn't have given up being an LPN for anything. How is the job maket now for LPN's? I know the hospital I work for no longer hires LPN's but retain the ones they do have. I worked in doctors offices for years but now with MA's does that cut out the opportunity to work in the doctors offices?
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Dutchgirl, you have more years on me as a nurse but I started as an LPN [13]then RN [4], too. If were not for the fact that I didn't want to do other areas of nursing, I would have stayed and LPN.

Educational wise, I am glad I finally did it, too.

At this time, I will keep my thoughts about MAs that I have encountered.

In this area, the biggest job market for LPNs are LTC, Med/Surg, and depending on the hospital they are ultilized in speciality areas such as ER and ICU.

By the way, my hat is off to you for a long nursing career. All the best in the future.
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At this time, I will keep my thoughts about MAs that I have encountered.
That's a very sore subject with me too! :eek:
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That's a very sore subject with me too! :eek:
And me!

I was a CNA for about two years, and LPN for eight, and I've been an RN for eight.

I'm glad I worked my way up, I'm glad I was a CNA and an LPN.
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Dutchgirl!

I'm still an LPN. I flunked the CPNE. They said I pushed too fast.

Pffft.

Waiting for a new date.
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I started out as a CNA worked and and did my pre-reqs
then went to LPN school and have been and LPN for 8 yrs now

I started working on my RN but have had to stop d/t family reasons.
I will get it one day.

I also have my AA in Business Management w/Honors!!

Here in NV my dh co-worker is an LPN MA ok what the hell is that??? She said that it is higher than an LPN. I don't know I have never heard of that before.

you move from state to state and everything has different names.
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LPN-MA?

Sounds like bs to me!
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I started out as a CNA worked and and did my pre-reqs
then went to LPN school and have been and LPN for 8 yrs now

I started working on my RN but have had to stop d/t family reasons.
I will get it one day.

I also have my AA in Business Management w/Honors!!

Here in NV my dh co-worker is an LPN MA ok what the hell is that??? She said that it is higher than an LPN. I don't know I have never heard of that before.

you move from state to state and everything has different names.
I went and looked at the Nevada Board of Nursing I didn't see any listing for an LPN MA-- sounds like to me too

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I think an LPN- MA means

(wanna b) LPN (But in reality) MA
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I bet you are right
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