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 Auburn:
"Patients First."
Make sure you know the growth potential, work environment and that most that work for the company feel satisfied as an employee.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Nashville:
"Know what you want."
If you don't want to work weekends, nights, holidays or rotating schedules, then make sure you work someplace like a clinic or Dr. Office. So many people have come and gone at my job simply because they didn't want to work certain shifts or holidays. Nursing is a 24/7 profession. Sometimes people go into nursing simple for the pay, but it is so much more than just a paycheck.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Chapel Hill:
"Have "Patients""
Always do what is right for the patient and worry about everything else later! Be prepared...A GOOD NURSE IS A PREPARED NURSE!

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Herkimer:
Treat all your patience as if they were your own family, because they are someone's family. Take advantage of any opportunity to further your education.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Tampa:
"Working short of staff."
Never judge a job by what you first see. Some jobs are diamonds in a rough others are just a branch of old rocks.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Irwinton:
"You have no idea."
Go to RN school...this school system does not value your position nor does it recognize or reward your hard work and dedication.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in McRae:
"Don't stop here."
Keep going to school. LPNs will soon be obsolete. You need your RN degree.