Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Elmira:
"Watch out for liars."
Always dot your I's cross your t's and never think a coworker will cover your back. Always show respect.The little things you do for your clients makes your shift go smoother.

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.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Delaware:
It can be challenging and very stressful. The RNs can and most of the time will belittle you.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Welch:
"Please Dear Lord Guide US."
Be kind and understanding to your patients. Their are some yes I say a prey to my Heavenly Father for help. The biggest part of people I encounter a day have some kind of problem which is out of their control. That require help on a medical level. So I prey to the only one who can give me all I need to make it. Yes some days is very hard some days are all fun and joy. So be kind to everyone......Give respect to get respect.....

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Clarksdale:
"The care of people."
When taking care of people you have to consider the whole person. Not just the sick person, but the person that needs someone to lend a listening ear. The person that needs someone to give the encouraging words in their times of need. The entire person.