Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Farmville:
"Follow your dreams and never stop dreaming."
The whole process of being responsible for someone else's well being or even their life, is very scary. The thing to remember is that you are never alone and never be afraid to ask for help. Also, never feel like you are too old to follow your dreams. I was 55 when my journey begin and it was not easy but I reached my goals.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Richmond:
"Turn over rate."
Make sure you want to be a advocate and love taking care of people. Always willing to learn new skills and continuous education, because nursing is always changing (technology).
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Winter Haven:
"I wish I would have continued my education."
Don't stop at an LPN go on for your RN your bachelors if you love nursing go on.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Philadelphia:
Be articulate and professional always because the public is always watching and judging.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in New Orleans:
Go on to school and become an RN or other higher level professional as a wise practical and financial move.
Don't be afraid to ask questions, be curious, be honest; people's lives depend on your integrity, even when you have to admit you were wrong , or made a mistake. Consider how you'd want to be dealt with were it yourself or your family member who was subjected to your mistake or error. Your prompt honesty and integrity might save their life.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Meridian:
"More Education.! More Money!"
My advice to anyone is to continue going to college. Pay scale will go up!
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Birmingham:
"I wish I had known there was no value in management's eyes."
Care for the patient's, no matter how others are on the job. That's why you were put in the position to care for others is to actually do those blood pressures and blood glucose checks and give those pills.