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Posted by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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 In the present economy do you feel that it would be worth it to bridge from LPN to ASN?

by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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toopicky429
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 8:46 AM
I was, but changed my major. Only because I'm sick of being a nurse. I've been a LPN for over 8 years.
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nursesrock1980
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:01 AM
I've been a LPN for almost 8 years. What did you change your major to?

Quoting toopicky429:

I was, but changed my major. Only because I'm sick of being a nurse. I've been a LPN for over 8 years.
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toopicky429
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:18 AM
I'm getting an Associates of Art and an Associate of Science. I've been contemplating med school, but I think I'm done with health care, lol. I'll be 30 in April, and since last April have been a SAHM/student. So I am undecided about what to get a bachelors degree in, lol.
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kiddycat73
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:22 AM
I'm an LPN, and I do plan on bridging to RN. I hope to go back to school in August. My company is paying for it, and I will continue to work for them after, and the pay increase is substantial, so to me, yes it's worth it.
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2lilboysmommyR
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:29 AM
I don't know. I'm a RN and love my job seems like LPNs have to do alot of hard work. Some of the Rn's I work with act like god lol.

Here's a question I have for you. Do you guys make much less than Rn's? We make very good money. In the PICU that is.
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kiddycat73
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:34 AM
Didn't you know that LPN stands for low paid nurse?? Lol!! But seriously the difference is quite a bit in my field(dialysis). I know that LPNs in nursing homes make a lot more than I do, but I could not work in one...nothing against those who do, but it's just not for me.


Quoting 2lilboysmommyR:

I don't know. I'm a RN and love my job seems like LPNs have to do alot of hard work. Some of the Rn's I work with act like god lol.



Here's a question I have for you. Do you guys make much less than Rn's? We make very good money. In the PICU that is.

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nursesrock1980
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:40 AM
When I started as a office nurse almost 8 years ago I made 8.50/HR now I'm a pediatric vent home health nurse and I make 17.00/HR. I live in Missouri and I know my area pays lower than most cause the cost of living is fairly low if that helps. I also know people with bachelors degrees not in nursing who make less than I do
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toopicky429
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:42 AM
I made over a little over $20 an hour when I quit my job last April. The new grad RNs were starting at $25. I worked telemetry.
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toopicky429
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:43 AM
I should add I'm in Ohio. :)
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nursesrock1980
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM
I know I always tell people who're going into nursing to get their ASN I just can't decide if its worth going BACK kwim?
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