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 Philadelphia:
"That it would be eliminated."
Become an R.N. With a degree .

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Neoga:
"The reason I was put on earth."
Pros: I love caring for anyone in need. Knowing that people look to me for advise helps me through the day. I know God wanted to do this work and I try to show it though my work everyday.
Cons: Management is hard to communicate with. When there is a scope of practice question it is hard to get an answer out of management about what floor nurses should do.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Loveland:
"The changes with multiple computer systems."
Know that healthcare is forever changing so bend what you thought you know or learned, may not always be the standard.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Little Rock:
"Long term care facilities."
Pros: Helping patients who need the help.
Cons: Attention seekers.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Jackson:
Be prepared for a lengthy process in regards to hiring and transitioning.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Salem:
"I want to work with people who are mentally ill."
Pros: I get paid for doing something that I love! I can usually get as much overtime as I need or want.
Cons: I dislike having to walk so far from my parking space to the door of the hospital. Sometimes the ludicrous vagaries of state government just drives me nuts.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Rochelle:
"Sparse raises."
Do your job quickly efficient and with care give 110%