Are LPN Programs Still Relevant Today?

By Lanette Anderson on Thu, Feb 27, 2014

LPN programsLicensed practical nursing (LPN), also called licensed vocational nursing in some states, has a noble history. It started in the early 1940s as a way to get licensed caregivers into the workforce in a shorter period of time, compared to registered nurses. This was important during and after WWII, when many RNs served in the military, resulting in a nursing shortage in the US.

While they filled a definite need during that time period, the question is often asked whether LPN programs are still relevant and needed today.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I must reveal that I am the Executive Director of a Board of Nursing which licenses LPNs. My instinctual response to this question is a resounding “Yes!” But at the risk of sounding self-serving, I have taken a step back to look more objectively at the issue. I think that the answer actually is “It depends.”

How Many LPNs Are There Today?

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the number of LPN programs has remained stable in the US since the 1990s. While the number of graduates has declined over this time period, the number of actively licensed LPNs has increased.

Possibilities for this scenario are that these nurses are remaining in practice for a longer period of time. It is also important to note that the number of LPN graduates who pass the NCLEX-PN exam has remained stable. Data collected by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) from January through March 2010 indicates that LPNs pass the licensure exam at a slightly higher rate than RN graduates on their first attempt.

The supply and demand data for LPNs varies. It depends on the location, area of practice, scope of practice, and whether unlicensed personnel can be utilized in their place at a cheaper cost to the employer.

The Present Role of an LPN

Unlike RNs, the scope of practice for LPNs varies from state to state, sometimes with significant differences. In many states, there are nonspecific guidelines as to what the LPN can and can't do, leaving much up to interpretation by the employer. There is at times a lack of knowledge by the supervising RN as to what should and should not be delegated to the LPN, therefore they may be under or over utilized.

The essential difference between the LPN and the RN is not task-related. LPNs in many states engage in IV therapy, communicate directly with physicians and write verbal and telephone orders, etc. LPNs are trained to be the bedside caregiver, while other forms of nursing education typically focuses on more supervisory functions.

Establishment of a clear articulation between LPN and RN in the educational system could be beneficial to both levels of licensure, especially for those who wish to pursue a higher level of nursing education. LPNs have a wonderful base knowledge upon which RN education can be added.

Many facilities including those in long term care could not function without the LPNs. They are often the backbone of the nursing staff, at times managing the building on evening and night shifts when no RN is on site. HRSA data states that LPNs could be used more fully in acute care settings. This is not to say that an LPN can replace an RN; clearly that would be inappropriate even in times of an RN shortage.

The fact is, however, that many of the tasks that the RNs perform could be done by the LPN in many jurisdictions. This is clearly demonstrated by a research study conducted by NCSBN, which obtained information from newly-licensed LPNs. The tasks that these individuals routinely perform include organizing and prioritizing client care, following up with clients after discharge, and using data from different sources to make clinical decisions.

Standardization of education, practice, and programs for LPNs across the states could benefit the profession. Clearer guidelines could be created, which could potentially result in employers being more comfortable when working with them.

While the number of LPNs in the US is less than RNs, they still have influence. Given the right set of circumstances, they can be more than relevant and needed. They are indispensable.

What are your thoughts on today’s LPN programs? Do you think LPNs still play a vital role in the nursing profession? Leave a comment below!



105 COMMENTS

Katie Jones 4 hours ago
Hello everyone...

I am Katie Jones by name currently living in Las Vagas, USA.. Am writing this letter because am really grateful for what Mr Austin George did for me and my family, when I thought there was no hope he came and make a way for me and my family by lending us loan, at a very low interest rate of 2%. I never thought that there are still God sent and genuine loan lenders on the internet but to my greatest surprise i got my loan without wasting much time so if you are out there looking for a loan of any amount i would like to recommend you to Mr Austin George the Managing director of Austin Loan Company because he is a God sent man that can change your life forever.... So if you really want to make a better life without any fund scarcity.... I would advise you to get in touch with him through this e-mail below :: { austinloancompany@yahoo.com }.

Thanks. Katie

Mr.John Sewell 1 day ago
AFFORDABLE LOAN NOW AVAILABLE @ ICC Mortgage And financial Services, Is a sincere and certified private Loan company
approved by the Government, we give out international and local loans to all countries in the world,Amount given out

$2,500 to $100,000,000 Dollars, Euro and Pounds.

We offer loans with a dependable guarantee to all of our clients. Our loan interest rates are very low and affordable with
a negotiable duration.

Available now


MORTGAGE, PERSONAL, TRAVEL, STUDENT, EXPANSION OF BUSINESS AND NEW UNSECURED, SECURE, CONSOLIDATE

Apply for a loan today with your loan amount and duration, Its Easy and fast to get. 4% interest rates and monthly installment payments.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Mr.John Sewell
Email: johnsewell166@gmail.com

Austine Best 1 day ago
Hello

This is to announce to the General public about a genuine lender online that helped me when i was in financial difficulties. I am Mrs Cristy Dawn living in Manasseh, USA. I was stuck in a financial situation and i needed to refinance my business and also to buy a home. I tried seeking loans from various loan firms both private and corporate but never with success, and most banks declined my credit. But as God would have it, i was introduced to a private loan lender by names Mr. Austine Best who gave me a loan of $500,000USD and today my business has improved and I'm now a owner of a home. So, I'm here to let you know that if you must contact any firm with reference in getting a loan with low interest rate of 3% and better repayment plans and schedule, please contact Mr.Austine Best. He doesn't know that I'm doing this but i will like others to know that there are still some good persons out there who is still willing to assist those in financial difficulties so i decided to let people know more about him. You can contact him through his email at {austinebest9@gmail.com} to get a genuine loan offer today. please if you contact he and get your loan please post he goodness no the net thank

Email: austinebest9@gmail.com

Best Regards,

Mr Austine

Anonymous 2 days ago
I'm Mary Berry by name. I live in united state, i want to use this
medium to alert all loan seekers to be very careful because there are
scammers everywhere.Few months ago I was financially strained, and due
to my desperation I was scammed by several online lenders. I had
almost lost hope until a friend of mine referred me to a very reliable
lender called Mr.Leo Scott who lend me an unsecured loan of R685,000
under 2hours without any stress. If you are in need of any kind of
loan just contact him now via: leoscottprivatefinancecompany I'm using
this medium to alert all loan seekers because of the hell I passed
through in the hands of those fraudulent lenders. And I don't wish
even my enemy to pass through such hell that I passed through in the
hands of those fraudulent online lenders,i will also want you to help
me pass this information to others who are also in need of a loan once
you have also receive your loan from Mr. Leo scott, i pray that God
should give him long life.

God bless her forever.

Mary Berry

Katie Jones 3 days ago
Hello everyone...

I am Katie Jones by name currently living in Las Vagas, USA.. Am writing this letter because am really grateful for what Mr Austin George did for me and my family, when I thought there was no hope he came and make a way for me and my family by lending us loan, at a very low interest rate of 2%. I never thought that there are still God sent and genuine loan lenders on the internet but to my greatest surprise i got my loan without wasting much time so if you are out there looking for a loan of any amount i would like to recommend you to Mr Austin George the Managing director of Austin Loan Company because he is a God sent man that can change your life forever.... So if you really want to make a better life without any fund scarcity.... I would advise you to get in touch with him through this e-mail below :: { austinloancompany@yahoo.com }.

Thanks. Katie

Katie Jones 3 days ago
Hello everyone...

I am Katie Jones by name currently living in Las Vagas, USA.. Am writing this letter because am really grateful for what Mr Austin George did for me and my family, when I thought there was no hope he came and make a way for me and my family by lending us loan, at a very low interest rate of 2%. I never thought that there are still God sent and genuine loan lenders on the internet but to my greatest surprise i got my loan without wasting much time so if you are out there looking for a loan of any amount i would like to recommend you to Mr Austin George the Managing director of Austin Loan Company because he is a God sent man that can change your life forever.... So if you really want to make a better life without any fund scarcity.... I would advise you to get in touch with him through this e-mail below :: { austinloancompany@yahoo.com }.

Thanks. Katie

Larry Leroy 4 days ago
Gets good money lending service today that is generally
reliable,safe ,filtered
by International Loan Agency and also Tested and Trusted. We give out loan for
Any purposes, if you are really in need of a loan,, just let us know
the amount you need as a loan,and your
problems will be over.We issue loans to individuals despite their
financial conditions.,and low credit score.

Are you in need of a loan?
Do you want to pay off your bills?
Do you want to be financially stable?
All you have to do is to contact us for more information on how to get
started and get the loan you desire.
This offer is open to all that will be able to repay back in due time.
Note-that repayment time frame is negotiable and at interest rate of
2%.

You are expected to inform us of the exact loan amount requested so as to
enable us provide you with the Loan Terms and Conditions. if you are
interested in obtaining loan from our firm.
Please, do complete the short application form given below and we
promised to help you out in any financial needs you are in
LOAN APPLICATION FORM { ONLINE FORM }

1)YOUR NAME...................
2)YOUR COUNTRY................
3)YOUR OCCUPATION.............
4)YOUR MARITAL STATUS.........
5)PHONE NUMBER................
6)MONTHLY INCOME..............
7)ADDRESS.....................
8)PURPOSE OF LOAN.............
9)LOAN REQUEST................
10)LOAN DURATION..................

THANKS,
Barry Glenn
EMAIL --Barryglenn800@gmail.com
SECURE TRUST LOAN FIRM

Anonymous 7 days ago
Good day,
I just stumbled at this your post and I must say that I was in a similar situation some few months ago and I really needed some sort of loan to renovate some apartments my husband bought so we could renovate the buildings and put them up for rent, we searched and searched but no luck, I even got burnt sending about $4,500usd abroad to secure a loan, but was introduced to some sort of a private lender Mr Anderson Klint and i was skeptical at first because i had to contact them via email and i just did out of curiosity and was surprised when they replied that they could be of help, and could loan me $80,000usd i needed. I almost turned down the offer when I was asked to pay the sum of $480usd as an insurance fee to insure my lump sum loan of $80,000usd.I was told it was the only form of security they needed to secure the loan. My husband advised that i pay it because to him it made sense and if we were scammed like the other loan dealer he could manage it. I was asked to make the payment via western union and that really made me worried because something told me it wasn’t going to pull through, but i was shocked after i made the payment on 15th of SEPTEMBER 2014, I got my bank account wired with a transfer of $80,000usd which I cashed on 20th of SEPTEMBER 2014 and work is ongoing at our sites. I was given a 5 months grace to start paying back my first repayment which is spread over 10Years. It was later I understood why they needed to insure the money by me before letting me have it, in case I cant meet up to my obligation the insurance company takes up the liability to pay back. I am happy that by next week our project will be ready and we would start making our money and can start paying back my loan.Am so happy at last Mr Anderson Did it for family You can contact them via their email...andersonklintloancompany12@gmail.com, and I can assure you that there’s nothing to fear about, they will deliver like they did to me, but its just a suggestion/recommendation. God bless you.



Angerter Maria

Anonymous 7 days ago

(SIMPLE AND EASY LOAN FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE IN NEED OF AN URGENT LOAN.APPLY NOW)

Responding to your emails in second place, below is the information on this company that I believe will help you...

show the legitimacy of this company.

Company Name: Michael David Loan Company
Address: 7 West Richmond
Edinburgh, Midland, EH8 9EF
United Kingdom
e-mail:michaeldavid364@gmail.com


More to that,Michael David Loan Company is registered in England and Wales with registration No. 6235075 and is a Co-operative body, approved by both the Board and the government of this country to offer loans to all customers worldwide.

Well,if you know that you are really in need of an urgent loan for any type of finacial problem just contact Mr Michael David for an urgent loan okay...

Name:.......................

Country:...................

State:........................

City:............................

Address:...................

Loan amount:...................

Age:...................................

Sex:...................................

Occupation:......................

Loan Duration:.................

Monthly Income:..............

Mobile Phone Number:........



Regards
Mr Saint Thompson
E-mail:michaeldavid364@gmail.com

Joseph Veselak 1 week ago
AFFORDABLE LOAN NOW AVAILABLE @ ICC Mortgage And financial Services, Is a sincere and certified private Loan company
approved by the Government, we give out international and local loans to all countries in the world,Amount given out

$2,500 to $100,000,000 Dollars, Euro and Pounds.

We offer loans with a dependable guarantee to all of our clients. Our loan interest rates are very low and affordable with
a negotiable duration.

Available now


MORTGAGE, PERSONAL, TRAVEL, STUDENT, EXPANSION OF BUSINESS AND NEW UNSECURED, SECURE, CONSOLIDATE

Apply for a loan today with your loan amount and duration, Its Easy and fast to get. 4% interest rates and monthly installment payments.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Joseph Veselak
Email: josephvlak@gmail.com
phone# :(646) 580-4839

Austine Best 2 weeks ago
Do you need 100% Finance? I can service your financial need with less payback problem that is why we fund you for just 3%. Whatever your circumstances, self employed, retired, have a poor credit rating, we could help. Flexible repayment over 3 to 20 years.Contact us at:austinebest9@gmail.com

1. Full Names:............................
2. Contact Address:.......................
3. Loan Amount Needed:....................
4. Duration of the Loan...................
5. Direct Telephone Number:.................

Best Regards,

Mr Austine

Anonymous 2 weeks ago
Do you need 100% Finance? I can service your financial need with less payback problem that is why we fund you for just 3%. Whatever your circumstances, self employed, retired, have a poor credit rating, we could help. Flexible repayment over 3 to 20 years.Contact us at:austinebest9@gmail.com

1. Full Names:............................
2. Contact Address:.......................
3. Loan Amount Needed:....................
4. Duration of the Loan...................
5. Direct Telephone Number:.................

Best Regards,

Mr Austine

Sydney Ethan 2 weeks ago
Do you need a loan? Are you in financial crisis? If you need help on your financial service on getting a loan. Book appointments on loan amount ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 5,000000.00 with the interest rate of 2% simply contact us at SGR Marketers via our Email: sgrmarketers@gmail.com

Anonymous 2 weeks ago
Do you need a loan? Are you in financial crisis? If you need help on your financial service on getting a loan. Book appointments on loan amount ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 5,000000.00 with the interest rate of 2% simply contact us at SGR Marketers via our Email: sgrmarketers@gmail.com

Anonymous 2 weeks ago
Do you need 100% Finance? I can service your financial need with less payback problem that is why we fund you for just 3%. Whatever your
circumstances, self employed, retired, have a poor credit rating, we could help. Flexible repayment over 3 to 20 years.Contact us
at:jamesluiosloans12@gmail.com

1. Full Names:............................
2. Contact Address:.......................
3. Loan Amount Needed:....................
4. Duration of the Loan...................
5. Direct Telephone Number:.................

Best Regards,
Mr James Luios

portter mark 2 weeks ago
Hello i am Mr Portter Mark from Pakistan,when i was in need of a loan of $30,000,00 to transaction a business my friend

introduced James Owen LOAN COMPANY to me because she got a loan from them sometime ago so i was so scared because of the

scams on the internet but my friend encouraged me to give them a try and i gave them a try and i got my loan within 16hrs and

their ways was very easy no credit check,no cosigner,no collateral and their interest rate is just 3% so i will advice anyone

out there that is in need of loan to contact them via their Email,jamesowen0099@gmail.com

Anonymous 3 weeks ago
Good Day Everyone here,,
Am so happy today that i just gotten an XMAS loan from this company online, whom i came in-contact here online,a loan of $50,000.00USD has just be credited into my account this morning, please if you are interested in getting a loan contact them now and get your loan,,, My name is Rachael swanker from united state, I promise you with my life that once you contact them you will get your loan under 2 days, if am lying to you let my entire family perish with accident, just contact them if you need a loan they are legitimate company that are ready to help the poor here is their email usaloanfinancialfirmss64@gmail.com

Julian Sam 3 weeks ago
Hello every one, I am Julian Sam by name and i live in Ohio U.S.A please i will like to talk about the goodness of GOD in my life after so many months of trying to get a loan on the internet and was scammed the sum of $3,210 i became so desperate in getting a loan from a legit lender online then a friend told me that there is a legit loan company where he got his loan fast and easy without any stress so he introduced me to a Man called Mr. Harrison Loris who is the C.E.O of the company, So i applied for a loan sum of(320,000.00USD) with low interest rate of 2% so the loan was approved and deposited into my bank account that was how i was able to get my loan, so i was able to pay off my bills. i am advising every one who is interested in getting a loan fast and easy to kindly contact them via email: lorisloancompany@yahoo.com as well, So thanks as you read the greatest testimony of my life story and thanks be to GOD almighty for his goodness upon my life. I am Julian Sam by name.

Julian Sam 3 weeks ago
Hello every one, I am Julian Sam by name and i live in Ohio U.S.A please i will like to talk about the goodness of GOD in my life after so many months of trying to get a loan on the internet and was scammed the sum of $3,210 i became so desperate in getting a loan from a legit lender online then a friend told me that there is a legit loan company where he got his loan fast and easy without any stress so he introduced me to a Man called Mr. Harrison Loris who is the C.E.O of the company, So i applied for a loan sum of(320,000.00USD) with low interest rate of 2% so the loan was approved and deposited into my bank account that was how i was able to get my loan, so i was able to pay off my bills. i am advising every one who is interested in getting a loan fast and easy to kindly contact them via email: ( Lorisloancompany@yahoo.com) as well, So thanks as you read the greatest testimony of my life story and thanks be to GOD almighty for his goodness upon my life. I am Julian Sam by name.

Julian Sam 3 weeks ago
Hello every one, I am Julian Sam by name and i live in Ohio U.S.A please i will like to talk about the goodness of GOD in my life after so many months of trying to get a loan on the internet and was scammed the sum of $3,210 i became so desperate in getting a loan from a legit lender online then a friend told me that there is a legit loan company where he got his loan fast and easy without any stress so he introduced me to a Man called Mr. Harrison Loris who is the C.E.O of the company, So i applied for a loan sum of(320,000.00USD) with low interest rate of 2% so the loan was approved and deposited into my bank account that was how i was able to get my loan, so i was able to pay off my bills. i am advising every one who is interested in getting a loan fast and easy to kindly contact them via email: ( Lorisloancompany@yahoo.com) as well, So thanks as you read the greatest testimony of my life story and thanks be to GOD almighty for his goodness upon my life. I am Julian Sam by name.

Julian Sam 3 weeks ago
Hello every one, I am Julian Sam by name and i live in Ohio U.S.A please i will like to talk about the goodness of GOD in my life after so many months of trying to get a loan on the internet and was scammed the sum of $3,210 i became so desperate in getting a loan from a legit lender online then a friend told me that there is a legit loan company where he got his loan fast and easy without any stress so he introduced me to a Man called Mr. Harrison Loris who is the C.E.O of the company, So i applied for a loan sum of(320,000.00USD) with low interest rate of 2% so the loan was approved and deposited into my bank account that was how i was able to get my loan, so i was able to pay off my bills. i am advising every one who is interested in getting a loan fast and easy to kindly contact them via email: ( Lorisloancompany@yahoo.com) as well, So thanks as you read the greatest testimony of my life story and thanks be to GOD almighty for his goodness upon my life. I am Julian Sam by name.

Julian Sam 3 weeks ago
Hello every one, I am Julian Sam by name and i live in Ohio U.S.A please i will like to talk about the goodness of GOD in my life after so many months of trying to get a loan on the internet and was scammed the sum of $3,210 i became so desperate in getting a loan from a legit lender online then a friend told me that there is a legit loan company where he got his loan fast and easy without any stress so he introduced me to a Man called Mr. Harrison Loris who is the C.E.O of the company, So i applied for a loan sum of(320,000.00USD) with low interest rate of 2% so the loan was approved and deposited into my bank account that was how i was able to get my loan, so i was able to pay off my bills. i am advising every one who is interested in getting a loan fast and easy to kindly contact them via email: ( Lorisloancompany@yahoo.com) as well, So thanks as you read the greatest testimony of my life story and thanks be to GOD almighty for his goodness upon my life. I am Julian Sam by name.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago
My Name Is Mrs.Lisette Robinson Garrett From Canada, An X-Scam Victim and how i get back on my feet and be a personal business owner with cars and landed properties…. This is to announce to the general public about a legitimate lender online.

HERE IS MY SUCCESS STORY:

I was in a critical search of a genuine loan lending company were i can obtain a loan of $180,000.00USD some lender’s that Came to me sheep clothing i never know they where fraud until i was given the terms of their loan and i agreed eventually i was scammed they scammed me of my hard earn money up to four lender’s that scammed me the sum of $27,000.00USD and i though that all is over that there can never be any other genuine lender until my Husband’s Friend Mr. Garrett Lugard the general manager of Cotsat and cotsat company told me that there is a genuine lender that he obtained a loan of 2.5 Million Dollars At 2.5% interest rate From that makes him own a private business and a house of his own he Referred me to a company Bruce Brandon Loan Company ,E-mail: ( bruce.brandon071@gmail.com )Where he obtained the loan of ($2.5 million Dollars) i told them how referred me to them i applied for a loan of $480,000.00USD after my application and i sent to them the useful information for them to process my loan after 4hours i received a notification From their company that my loan has been approved and processed in the next 4hours my loan of $480,000.00 Dollars was transferred into my account. And i promise them for coming to my rescue i am going to spreed the good news to the entire world ABOUT BRUCE BRANDON LOAN COMPANY IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD.

And tell them i Mrs.Lisette Robinson Garrett referred you to them and your wish will be fulfilled…

100005212366603_facebook 3 weeks ago
Good day Loan Seekers Solution for your financial problems,

We are a fully registered and certified loan firm, that offers secured and unsecured loans to individuals and companies at a very low interest rate of 2%. We offer long and short term loans.Our company has recorded a lot of breakthroughs in the provision of first class financial services to our clients, especially in the area of Loan syndication and capital provision for individuals and companies. We have brought ailing industries back to life and we back good business ideas by providing funds for their up start.via elvinloancompany@yahoo.com

Anonymous 3 weeks ago
Do you need 100% Finance? I can service your financial need with less pay back problem that is why we fund you for just 3%. Whatever your circumstances, self employed, retired, have a poor credit rating, we could help. Flexible repayment over 3 to 20 years.Contact us at:livehelploancompany6@gmail.com 1. Full Names:............................ 2. Contact Address:....................... 3. Loan Amount Needed:.................... 4. Duration of the Loan................... 5. Direct Telephone Number:................. Best Regards, Mr Ehis Lee

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

My name is Antoni Bolek and i am from poland , warsaw. after randomly searching online for things about accerdited online loan lenders i found this article about the Queeneth Stark Loan Agency which stated on how the Queeneth Stark Loan Agency has been of great help to others who were in need of loan both in time past and in the now . its crazy that i got scammed of $ 3000 Dollars by an online loan lender in time past and this was why i became even more careful this time in getting this my student loan as i needed to contiune my education at all cost by getting a loan from any legit and accredited online lender because my dad is late and my mum was financially unstable to take up with my educational expenses because i had my youngers once whom she was catering for . i decided to apply with this loan agency of a loan amount of $25 ,000.00 United State Dollars becauswe i was in desperate need of a loan but amazingingly and by the grace of God almighty in heaven .. i got this loan funds swiftly and immediately after49 hours of my application and this is why i want to reccomend this loan council to every one on this forum who are also in dire need of loan too just as the way i was some few months ago and there email address is here just incase you wanna contact them too for any type of loan mrsqueenethstarkloanagency@admin.in.th

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

My name is Antoni Bolek and i am from poland , warsaw. after randomly searching online for things about accerdited online loan lenders i found this article about the Queeneth Stark Loan Agency which stated on how the Queeneth Stark Loan Agency has been of great help to others who were in need of loan both in time past and in the now . its crazy that i got scammed of $ 3000 Dollars by an online loan lender in time past and this was why i became even more careful this time in getting this my student loan as i needed to contiune my education at all cost by getting a loan from any legit and accredited online lender because my dad is late and my mum was financially unstable to take up with my educational expenses because i had my youngers once whom she was catering for . i decided to apply with this loan agency of a loan amount of $25 ,000.00 United State Dollars becauswe i was in desperate need of a loan but amazingingly and by the grace of God almighty in heaven .. i got this loan funds swiftly and immediately after49 hours of my application and this is why i want to reccomend this loan council to every one on this forum who are also in dire need of loan too just as the way i was some few months ago and there email address is here just incase you wanna contact them too for any type of loan mrsqueenethstarkloanagency@admin.in.th

Anonymous 3 weeks ago



Hi ,

My name is Ahana Enaney from ireland.

If getting a legit loan online was that easy as stated in all this frabicated loan testimonies that i have been reading through online , then why were my husband and I turned down for a loan online twice after been scammed of about $16,000 United State Dollars ? We the loan seekers are the common regular victims of this fake loan stories simply because we are in dire needs we believe in their stories out of despiration to get a loan, but at the end of it all we find out that we have gained nothing but rather loosed the little we have into the hands of this online scammers who claim to be real lenders .the lenders told us to pay some few amount for insurance because they said that we were high risk!! How is that? I still don't understand how!! how can a lender be requesting several fees from a borrower ? if that borrower was having money would he or she have come along to ask for a loan ?? those lenders decieved my husband and i of getting a loan and we thought it was all real because we never believed that there was anytime as an online loan scam and they had all pay all we had to them and due to the way things were moving we had to close out our buisness over here in ireland as we could not meet up with the customers needs any longer because we sold all most every single goods we had and we could not replace them as we thought that we could do so if we get our requested loan amount ... yes !! we were scammed by two different lenders online ! a customer who was also a closed friend to the family saw the way things were so bad and decided to introduce us to a loan company but we refused any further loan offer because we had conluded that all of them were scams but he insisted as he opened up of getting a loan from them but we believed him at a spot after he opened up because we knew himfrom the onset to be a man of unquestionable character who was always known for his words and we applied with this company that he called THE WINONA MILLARAY LOAN FOUNDATION but prior to our application with this email address : winonamillarayloanfoundation@linuxmail.org , that he provided to us we quickly lookup this loan company in google so that we could be sure that they were legit .. yes !! it was to my own satisfaction and i applied but God was so kind that he lead us through and we got our loan .. Oh well, I'm just glad that we got our loan without been scammed or any stress .
Ahana Enaney from ireland and you can reach me on my official email address ahanaenaney@gmail.com.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago
My name is Breezy Medi, am here to testify to the world on how i got my loan of $100,000.00 from Sydney Ethan who works at SGR Marketers Company. If you need a loan of any kind, just contact SGR Marketers for a safe and secured loan. Sgrmarketers@gmail.com

Anonymous 3 weeks ago
Good day.

I can't hide this great testimony that take place in my life I will love everyone to know it and be partaker that is why I always place it on answer, I am Mrs,Natalie Cuttaia by name, I live in Texas, United State Of America, I want to thank (Mr.Bruce Brandon) for his kindness upon my family life.

I never knew that there is still nice lender like this on internet and earth here. Just some Months Back, I was in search for a loan of $100,000,00 as I was running out of money for feeding and rent. I was scammed $6,800 Dollars and I decided not to involve my self in such business again but a Friend of my introduced me to a loan firm due to my appearance and doings.

And I told him that I am not interested of any loan deal anymore but he told me that there is still a nice lender who he will recommend me to, and I made a trial and I am most grateful lucky am I today, I was given a loan amount of $100,000.00usd, by this great Company (Bruce Brandon Loan Company) managed by (Mr.Bruce Brandon) If you are in need of a genuine or legit loan or financial assistance and you can be reliable and trusted of capable of paying back at the due time of the funds I will advice you to, contact him via: ( bruce.brandon071@gmail.com ) And you will be free from scams in the internet.

All thanks to Mr.Bruce Brandon You are the one who remove me and my family out of poverty. The reason why i am doing this is that, i promise Mr.Bruce Brandon that if i truly got my loan, i will advertize his company and bring customers to his company. Contact him via ( bruce.brandon071@gmail.com )for the Loan you have been looking for..

Maris Peters 4 weeks ago
Hello, I am Maris Peters, currently living in Texas city, USA. I am a widow at the moment with three kids and i was stuck in a financial situation in August 2014 and i needed to refinance and pay my bills. I tried seeking loans from various loan Companies both private and corporate but never with success, and most banks declined my credit. But as God would have it, I was introduced to a Man of God a private loan lender who gave me a loan of $65,000USD and today am a business owner and my kids are doing well at the moment, if you must contact any firm or company with reference to securing a loan without collateral , no credit check, no co signer with just 2% interest rate and better repayment plans and schedule, please contact Mr William David. He doesn't know that am doing this but am so happy now and i decided to let people know more about him and also i want God to bless him more.You can contact him through his email: Davidloanfirm@yahoo.com

Maris Peters 4 weeks ago
Hello, I am Maris Peters, currently living in Texas city, USA. I am a widow at the moment with three kids and i was stuck in a financial situation in August 2014 and i needed to refinance and pay my bills. I tried seeking loans from various loan Companies both private and corporate but never with success, and most banks declined my credit. But as God would have it, I was introduced to a Man of God a private loan lender who gave me a loan of $65,000USD and today am a business owner and my kids are doing well at the moment, if you must contact any firm or company with reference to securing a loan without collateral , no credit check, no co signer with just 2% interest rate and better repayment plans and schedule, please contact Mr William David. He doesn't know that am doing this but am so happy now and i decided to let people know more about him and also i want God to bless him more.You can contact him through his email: Davidloanfirm@yahoo.com

Maris Peters 4 weeks ago
Hello, I am Maris Peters, currently living in Texas city, USA. I am a widow at the moment with three kids and i was stuck in a financial situation in August 2014 and i needed to refinance and pay my bills. I tried seeking loans from various loan Companies both private and corporate but never with success, and most banks declined my credit. But as God would have it, I was introduced to a Man of God a private loan lender who gave me a loan of $65,000USD and today am a business owner and my kids are doing well at the moment, if you must contact any firm or company with reference to securing a loan without collateral , no credit check, no co signer with just 2% interest rate and better repayment plans and schedule, please contact Mr William David. He doesn't know that am doing this but am so happy now and i decided to let people know more about him and also i want God to bless him more.You can contact him through his email: Davidloanfirm@yahoo.com

Anita Rockwell 1 month ago
if you need a loan to pay off your bills get back to me now via email as johnlutherloanfirm1@outlook.com
all you financial problems will be solved okay
thank you

100007559685505_facebook 1 month ago
ICC Mortgage And financial Services,Is a sincere and certified private
Loan company approved by the Government,we give out international and
local loans to all countries in the world,Amount given out $2,500 to
$100,000,000
Dollars, Euro and Pounds.We offer loans with a dependable guarantee to
all of our clients. Our loan interest rates are very low and
affordable with a negotiable duration.
Available now
MORTGAGE, PERSONAL, TRAVEL, STUDENT, EXPANSION OF BUSINESS AND NEW
UNSECURED, SECURE, CONSOLIDATE
AND MORE
Available now..
Apply for a loan today with your loan amount and duration, Its Easy
and fast to get. 4% interest rates and monthly
installment payments.
{paulforman.icc@gmail.com}

Regards,
Paul Forman

Maris Peters 1 month ago
Hello, I am Maris Peters, currently living in Texas city, USA. I am a widow at the moment with three kids and i was stuck in a financial situation in August 2014 and i needed to refinance and pay my bills. I tried seeking loans from various loan Companies both private and corporate but never with success, and most banks declined my credit. But as God would have it, I was introduced to a Man of God a private loan lender who gave me a loan of $65,000USD and today am a business owner and my kids are doing well at the moment, if you must contact any firm or company with reference to securing a loan without collateral , no credit check, no co signer with just 2% interest rate and better repayment plans and schedule, please contact Mr William David. He doesn’t know that am doing this but am so happy now and i decided to let people know more about him and also i want God to bless him more.You can contact him through his email: Davidloanfirm@yahoo.com

Anonymous 1 month ago
Good day every one please i want to use this medium to share a testimony on how God directed me to a Legit and real loan lender who have transformed my life from grass to grace, from being poor to a rich woman who can now boast of a healthy and wealthy life without stress or financial difficulties.After so many months of trying to get a loan on the internet and was scammed the sum of $5,700usd,i became so desperate in getting a loan from a legit loan lender online who will not add to my pains,then i decided to contact a friend of mine who recently got a loan online, we discussed about the issue she told me about a loan lender by name Mr Michael David. So i applied for a loan sum of ($150,000usd) with low interest rate so the loan was approved easily without stress and all the preparations where made concerning the loan transfer and in less than three(2) days the loan was deposited into my bank account without any delay,I was so happy and told myself that there is still a real loan lender on internet who are willing to help the poor and the needed ones like me,so my brothers and sisters if you know that you are really in need of an urgent loan,you are capable of paying back don't hesitate to contact Mr Michael David for loan,And am assuring that you will never regret of contacting him your story will also change as mine did . You can Contact him via email:michaeldavid364@gmail.com,

Thank You All For Reading My Testimony

From Mrs Betty Steve

Nicholas Brush 2 months ago
ICC Mortgage And financial Services,Is a sincere and certified private Loan company approved by the Government,we give out international and local loans to all countries in the world,Amount given out $2,500 to $100,000,000
Dollars, Euro and Pounds.We offer loans with a dependable guarantee to all of our clients. Our loan interest rates are very low and affordable with a negotiable duration.
Available now
MORTGAGE, PERSONAL, TRAVEL, STUDENT, EXPANSION OF BUSINESS AND NEW UNSECURED, SECURE, CONSOLIDATE
AND MORE
Available now..
Apply for a loan today with your loan amount and duration, Its Easy and fast to get. 4% interest rates and monthly
installment payments.
{nicholasbrush.icc@gmail.com}

Regards,
Nicholas Brush

Anonymous 2 months ago
Do you need a loan? if YES contact us via email: kaydenjointorganisation@gmail.com

Apply for a loan. I want you to know that we offer and kinds of loan with a low interested of 3% so we offer Personal Loans with very Minimal annual Interest rates as Low as 3%. We give out loans within the minimum range of 1000 to the maximum of 500,000,000. Our loans are well insured for maximum security is our priority. Contact us via Email: kaydenjointorganisation@gmail.com

* Are you financially Squeezed?
* Do you seek funds to pay off credits and debts
* Do you seek finance to set up your own business?
* Are you in need of private or business loans for various purposes?
* Do you seek loans to carry out large projects
* Do you seek funding for various other processes?

My name is Mr. KAYDEN ITUA. We give loans out to those who are in need of loan and whom the bank has denied them from having loan, and we are legally backed up the government. I must let you know that in this company we give out the maximum satisfaction you will ever desire.Contact us via email: kaydenjointorganisation@gmail.com

Name: KAYDEN ITUA
Company name: Kayden Joint Organization
EMAIL: kaydenjointorganisation@gmail.com
Website: http://abimbolasfinancialhome.gnbo.com.ng

APPLY FOR A SECURED LOAN

Linda Deadrick 2 months ago
Let me clarify. I did further my career for others but for myself. Wirh healthcare rising cost ,I'm sure LVN's are going to make a come back that's why the schools have not phased completely out plus the previuos article reported LVN's pass at a higher rate than RN's on the
BON exam.

Linda Deadrick 2 months ago
I was a LVN 18 yrs and now graduated ADN from an instate online program. It was intense but
only did it because everyone else
already thought I was a RN. All my
clinical experience is owed to my
LVN license from working in the
hospital, snf, agency, mental health
and home health. I think I was so
good and thorough because I was a
LVN and had to compete with RN's
but could run circles around them.
Since I have become an RN my pay
is stagnant. The secret I had as an
LVN is my negotiation skills I had
before going into nursing as a
salary/commission sales and
banking. I found my counterparts
always got lowballed. I would not
accept a position without
negotiating three times. When the
agencies would try to decrease my
pay I would not accept the lower
rate. Forget the mileage. I wanted
the pay I was worth. When they need
you for an assignment I would
refused unless I recieved $2-3 more
plus mileage. Hold your head high with your LVN degree because it's your stepping stone. Be flexible and work two or three jobs to get diversified until the perfect job comes alone. Most of all don't get lowballed because you are an LVN

Anonymous 2 months ago
What LVN to RN program did you go through?

Anonymous 3 months ago
Jobs are now scarce, competition is huge. The medical assistant is getting the jobs first because companies make them work like dogs for very little pay. I now need to go back to school for something else.
It is very discouraging to be turned down week after week for a job or not called for an interview at all.
Far as I'm concerned, the county wasted my time while I was being trained. I could have done something else, like billing

Anonymous 4 months ago
I graduated LPN in 2011. Most of the ADN students voice, "Why are you in LPN school and not the ADN program?" We even had a few home health agency representatives drop by months before our graduation and truthfully state that, "Although LPN jobs are available, locations that hire are limited". So yes, we can find a job but it would take a while. And they were right, LPN jobs were limited to a few areas. And the answer to the question of: Why a LPN and not RN? For me, I tried that route in 2009 but didn't have the family support needed to push onward, so I had to go backwards in order to move forward. I have been IV certified for over a year and have only had contact with ONE IV line. But I can't blame my agencies or the nursing staff for that, I wasn't vocal enough to let them know what is within my scope of practice ( because APPARENTLY they don't know). Now that I am working on my A.S.N. degree, I am more appreciative of what the LPN has to offer and will probably be more of an RN (when God wills) in the body of an LPN. Are LPN schools still relevant? Yes. The baby boomer population is increasing, and majority of the RNs coming into the nursing field don't strive to work in LTC or ALF. The new RN graduates want ER, ICU, and Telemetry positions. And we (LPNs) can't just sit by and watch unlicensed personnel with 4-hours of contact training take jobs that rightfully belong to us.

whisperingsage . 2 months ago
I'll tell you why I am still an LPN after 10 years- it is almost impossible to get into a step up program (locally here anyway), and when I have the money I don't have the time. My local JC didn't offer an RN program and we are rural so I am stuck.

Anonymous 5 months ago
Private sector hospitals are eliminating the Clinical LPN. Why because
Obamacare Reimbursement is higher if all RN care. This administration has once again cut in to livelyhood of the excellent LPN that give better bedside care than most RN's I've worked with... What a Shame..

Ra ana 7 months ago
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please do google- "lpn shortage" and "rn shortage", now is not a good time to be either, just click on the headers on page 1 of google, that is how I found this article, and with the GOV. promising to bail out Insurance Companies because of the effects from Obama Care, Medicare, and Medicaid, expect to see more nursing home closures and hospital layoffs, it is not the 90's anymore, and if anyone can remember since then it has got much much worse in the medical field. Right now it is the Trucking Companies and Oil/Energy Companies that are hiring, and even providing hire on bonuses too! Please do research.

Anonymous 6 months ago
That is very ignorant. There will be a growing demand for LVN/LPN positions as the baby boomers are aging and long term care, and home health agencies will see an increase of patients and in turn a need for LVN/LPNs. Your comment can discourage individuals from following their dreams. Try researching with 'Obamacare effect on LVN positions' before you post.

Anonymous 7 months ago
I like the article, Thanks! There is no longer a nursing shortage in regards to LPN's or RN's from where I live, even CNA jobs get snapped up. I believe yes LPN Education should stay in USA, Hospitals are laying off RN'S and using Med Techs, Medical Assistants-more because of lower pay, unless you have a RN job lined up and ready when you graduate-why spend 20k on RN school? I have seen much more compassion and hands on care with LPN's then RN'S. There are 40 to 60 nursing applicants for each RN job where I live, and about 20 to 30 applications for a LPN job. It is not going to get better with Obama care either. LPN school is Fine and Top Notch, we do not need any more LPN'S or RN'S where I live, but Good Luck finding a job as a LPN, or a RN and expect many more cuts that trickle down to your job as well, if You can find one. They need to do away with Qmas, though, I find a hard time finding one that is even Thankful for a Job, and to the LPN's that have the extra certficates, studies, etc..., I do not recommend RN school. Expect many more cuts due to Obamacare, = less jobs, especially RN'S AND LPN'S. IF the Medical Profession can do anything, Please get rid of QMA'S.

Anonymous 8 months ago
As an LVN that has built a career as a Medicare reimbursement specialist I am frustrated by the fact employers now require an RN for the job I do. Everything I read about transition between LVN and RN relates to clinical care which I do not do and don't care to do. Now my pay is tied to becoming an RN if I want advancement however I have been in management as an LVN in the past which is not accepted currently. What changed? Why do I have to go back to school to be gainfully employed in my line of expertise?

Hyacinth Bennett 6 months ago
It's all in the course of progress, growth, advancement and needed change. Governments change, products, policies and procedures change and as we discover new information and process for improvement we grow...

Anonymous 8 months ago
I think nurses who were once LPNs are much better than those who become nurses through a bachelor's degree. They are at a vantage point in providing direct care to patients.

Devyn Richardson 8 months ago
WOW, the LVN/LPN issue again. This gets old, yet it still lights a flame under me. I have been an LVN for years, and never worked what some consider the LVN areas. In my career I have worked in the ER, the PCU at the VA Hospital and the Urgent Care for the military! I have been contract most of my nursing career, and the ER is my main area. I am currently doing my RN (ADN) another controversy, but we will get to that another day.. I'm ACLS certified and PALS, I have about 15 different certifications to include wound care and Telemetry certification. I am always floored when some of my RN's come to me and ask why I didn't go to school earlier in my career. I always ask why they think 18 more months of school was going to make me more qualified to care for my patients? I have 20 yrs experience in these high level areas and nothing I have learned in school has made me any more capable of doing what I do now. My RN is a piece of paper I will display in my office along side my LVN license, both will be hung proudly, but it will not have made me a better nurse then I am now. I have worked Triage and sutured in the Urgent Care.. I guess the military realizes were not idiots.. I have seen RN's kill people on accident and heard my instructors blame LVN's for this, when a study done few yrs back, clearly showed more RN's have accidentally killed patients way more often then an LVN.. so when an instructor spouts that crud, i get a tad upset and email her the study. Anybody can learn how to be a great caregiver with or without a license, that's why we TEACH people to learn new things.. all the hype of LVN vs the RN is ridiculous. Is it a respect issue, sure likely.. I have to go to school in order to push a few more buttons then I already do, but it changes nothing.. In the 13 months I have been in school, I have never even opened a book or had to study.. Experience and knowledge are something you gain over time, that piece of paper I obtain will not make me a better nurse!!

Linda Deadrick 2 months ago
My first work as an LVN was in an level 1 trauma center ER with life flight in Texas. I came from banking
administration to EC tech which
was not my intention but the paramedics in my training class
encouraged me so there I was. I owe
my training skills from my EMT/paramedic friends, an older lady,
plumber turned nurse, carpenter turned nurse and 60+ yr old
geologist turned GN at the time.
Also I worked agency in the local county children ER. Get your
certifications offered from the job if
possible.

Devyn Richardson 8 months ago
Hi Kristin, What state do you currently hold your license in, as you know some states are more liberal then others. I'm in Texas, its one of the states that LVN's can do A LOT in, I got started in the ER thru school believe it or not, Right after graduation I got my ACLS on my own and got a job at the VA hospital.. Yes right out of school, and into the PCU even (step down ICU) they removed LVNs from the PCU and of all places put 2 of us in the ER, I also work contract, the Urgent care I worked at was Military and I transferred into there ER at BAMMC also, I love my job.. When I finish my ADN in 6 mos, I will stay in the ER likely! I absolutely love it there.. Your ACLS is important, Seek ER certification, also helps i'm Telemetry Certified, that was accomplished thru the VA also. Again, alot depends on your state you live in, in some you cant even start an IV as an LVN. That's crazy to me!!
Devyn

Kristin Stark 8 months ago
I would love to know how you got your foot in the door of an ER!! I am an LVN just graduated in December and I am currently working on my RN-ADN.

Debra Wohlhuter 8 months ago
Hmmmmm...got my LPN 42 years ago and am a Florida native and practitioner. My last job was for 18+ years at a med school university clinic here in Fla. . I have listened to valid rumblings of "phasing out the LPN" since I was in training.I have been privileged to see some marvelous things. From iron lungs, to bird respirators to vents.From head sandbags for cataract patients to IOL's and lasers.This journey of mine has seen MA's and CNA's that should have been MD's. RN's who should have parked cars and "stuff" in between. Really..... But it seems that in the end it comes down to very few issues.
First...your heart and reasons for entering nursing.
Second...the quality of the institution you attend. LPN or RN.
Third...Scope of practice for each in the state you train and end up working.
Lastly...What specialty do you wish to pursue?
Pay VERY close attention to your journey from day one.Do your homework before you enroll. Should you wish to pursue some of the lesser "hands dirty" aspects of nursing, add business admin and polisci to your courses. Then apply those choices to your nursing for the benefit of yourself and your patients. As well as your nursing staff. There is no standardized formula for most of nursing. It ebbs and flows over the years. God bless all of us who nurse at ALL levels. Period. Most folks couldn't do ANY of it and that makes us the same. Very very special.
I realize I am a dinosaur. But I would not trade my LPN for gold.
In my arrogance I wonder what would happen if the old institution of the three year RN was reinstated? Those students worked in the hospitals on all shifts while in training. It was like a perfect blend of the best of two training methods. It did narrow the field of students, but wow!
And the LEGAL standardization of the "scope of practice" would be MONUMENTAL! No more "gray areas" from employer to employer.
Sadly, money and politics my Dears.

Hyacinth Bennett 6 months ago
wonderful comment thanks for the encouragement. I am hoping to become an LVN/LPN instructor. I do believe that they are still needed in a lot of areas.

Anonymous 8 months ago
I have worked in the LTC for many years as an LPN. I was charge nurse for a number of those, and also worked the transitional care unit, the newly discharged hospital patient unit. As an LPN in this facility there was nothing the LPN's did that was any different than the RN's. We started our own IV's if need be, blood draws, and including IV push. The pace was hectic, patient load was heavy, and the lic. nursing staff had better have their stuff together. The hospitals in this are are not hiring RN's with a 2 year degree (even if there was an opening for RN), and the BSN's have been leaving the area to find employment elsewhere. Home care is now hiring on staff that get a three week course in what ever is the necessary need, i.e. trache, g-tube. Licensed nursing staff is being eliminated, as the wages for this new staff will be just a dollar or two above minimum wage. BTW, this will also include at home vent care.

P. Sims 12 months ago
I am an LPN, in South Carolina, I work in a Continuing Care Retirement Community and Rehab. The Technical School that offered LPN, offers RN as well, and a bridge program for those LPNs wanting to obtain their RN. The program is highly competitive only accepting the top 40 students twice a year, just like the RN program. Most everyone who got into the LPN program had the requirements to apply for THEIR BSN. It is basically a space issue for the program where we are located. That being said, I was offered a job even before I tested for my LPN License, at a very nice establishment, leading me to believe that LPNs are needed and not being produced, due to the shift of moving toward an RN focus. Technical Schools need to stay true to their roots and honor/offer LPN Diploma Nursing Degrees, because LPNs are needed at the ever increasing number of "Nursing Homes", long term care facilities, rehabs, home care, hospice care, and government jobs. While I am currently in the RN program and have been an LPN less than a few months it is clear from my friends who have gotten their RN months and STILL DO NOT HAVE JOBS that I took the right steps in doing a degree climb.

ester12222 andrew 1 year ago
Hello. ( ester12andre@yahoo.com )
I was very impressed to your profile and i feel to have a good friendship with you, my name is ester, i hope you are doing good, i like making new friends so feel free to contact me mail at(ester12andre@yahoo.com) so that i can send you a picture and tell you more about me, thanks. I will be waiting for your respond at my private mail address ester12andre@yahoo.com


renagapasin 2 years ago
LPN's are great! I think they are helpful in a nurse's day!

Devyn Richardson 2 months ago
Leilani, Renagapasins comment is ignorant at best, I have been an LVN for 20+ yrs, I WORK in an EMERGENCY DEPT at Baptist hospital in Texas. YES LVN's can and do work emergency, I take 3 rooms, my RN only does the initial assessment, the rest is my job INCLUDING CHEST PAIN and on down the chain. The ignorance kills me when these idiot RN's think they are the total package. Although I will be finished with my RN in 4 mos, I have zero respect for the RN whos never been educated on the true scope of practice for LVN's/LPNs in all states. My own hospital recognizes were licensed professionals. I push narcs (minus Cardiac) and Lasix, ABX and MORE, Dilaudid IV, etc.. I have trained RN's new to the ED and shown them the ropes, I have a background in the PCU and Urgent Care, including 3 different ER positions, SO enough with the BS already. I will never treat any medical professional like some of these GLORY B's who think they are the bomb cause RN is behind the name.. All great medical teams include CNA's Techs, Nurses and Doctors, they need to stop the "Eating of the young!" cause it makes them look less then professional! Bottom Line!!

Leilani Greenwood 11 months ago
I did not like that comment by rengapasin , that LPNs are helpful in a nurse's day. I am a nurse. A Licensed Practical Nurse. I've taken and passed my state board 25 years ago, and I've been paying my license fees to practice nursing. If LPNs are not concerned nurses then I want my money back for all the fees I've paid

Angela Reynolds 1 year ago
This message is in response to (renagapasin) Youyr comment that "LPN's are great, u think they are helpful in a nurse's day"!!! WOW, JUST THIS STATEMENT ALONE TELLS ME THAT U CAN'T POSSIBLY BE A NURSING PROFESSIONAL... because if u were you'd know that LPN"s are NURSE"S and their are not to many things that we as LPN's are licensed to do differently than a RN ( except for maybe IV pushes) otherwise we do almost everything else as an RN!! and in ACLF's and Skilled nursing facilities we are the "Charge Nurse" supervising the floor, patient's and CNA"s!! so truly i beg the differ in regards to your comment about LPN's being helpful in a nurse's day, sweetie we are Nurse's!!! do your research!!

Anonymous 2 years ago
I was an LPN for four years, before i became a RN. The experiencwe was great. I am now the Nurse Manager in a LTC and have some excellent LPN'S working with me. What i would like to say is yes LPN'S are valuable and much needed.

Anonymous 2 years ago


I was an LPN for four years, before i became a RN. The experiencwe was great. I am now the Nurse Manager in a LTC and have some excellent LPN'S working with me. What i would like to say is yes LPN'S are valuable and much needed.



Anonymous 2 years ago
I was an LPN for four years, before i became a RN. The experiencwe was great. I am now the Nurse Manager in a LTC and have some excellent LPN'S working with me. What i would like to say is yes LPN'S are valuable and much needed.

Anonymous 3 years ago
it does not make any sense that any family member can call in report a nurse who refuses to feed a dying pt who can t swallow then is completely pulled off the company list as do not use then they tell all these lies and no one ask any questions just 3 strikes and you are out after 20 yrs as they say the family is always right and we don t have any rights Why?

Bennie Stukes 1 year ago
Oh my word, did you say a mouthful! I've been an LVN for 20 years myself and I wouldn't dare even think about furthering my education as an RN for the newly established "wall street" It's all about the money! I only have one issue with your statement. It's not the family that is always right. In reality, it's the customer who is always right. You mess with the profit, you're going to get the axe.

Anonymous 3 years ago
I don't know that you will listen, but take it from someone who has been there,has friends and family who are/were LPN's and I believe to waste your money and time (one-two years) to become an LPN, possibly not get a job right away, as an RN you may not also in this eonmomy...go into associate degree RN progam, and when finished begin certification in an area you would like to work...ER, Pediatrics, etc, there are intern programs, less pay, but good experience, "Hire Learners" at Atlantic Health, resident programs for RN's. make sure your intention is to continue school once you are employed, and make sure there is tuition reimbursement, apply for loans and scholarships through the nursing organizations, don't waste your time going for LPN, now associate RN degree is almost considered similiar to LPN status, the new mandates pending are requiring BSN (4 year degree) as standard. Don't waste valuable time, and money, use it wisely, you are needed in the nursing field. Do It!

Anonymous 3 years ago
I don't see how in reality, how hospitals can function without LPNs. Not everyone needs an RN much less a BSN to give good nursing care. I have seen some great LPNs and some clueless BSNs. I was taught teamwork and I still believe that is what it takes to make a hospital run successfully. Everyone's position is important. Everyone should take pride in their contribution.

Anonymous 3 years ago
to all lpn/lvn
if you will have the chance to upgrade your knowledge and skills, why not? phasing out of lpns/lvns or not its for the better. No matter what it takes, GO for it.

Anonymous 3 years ago
Likewise in Pa, been LPN for 35 years on med. surg unit with very good evaluation every year and my fellow coworkers with the same evaluations. Not even C.N.A. being hired N.A. with no medical back ground being hired . I have been paying a license fee for what? What happens next? Who defends the L.P.N's?

Anonymous 3 years ago
Hi: I am an LPN in the state of Florida and have been out of work for 7 mos...I didnt realize that the trend is to hire med-techs that have 4 hrs of training and are allowed to take a med cart as LPNs used to,,,the trend that I am seeing is even agency has extremely little work for LPNs,,it is mostly RNs and CNAs & HHAs,,I am very concerned not just for me but for the residents in all these assisted living facilities that are staffed by glorified cnas with 4 hrs of training!! Scary!!

Anonymous 3 years ago
I love in IL and obtained my LPN from a small community college in a small town where all the major factories seemed to have shipped to Mexico in rapid succession. Every wrkr raced to school to get a degree in the medical field, whether it be RN, LPN, medical assistant, Xray tech, etc (good luck shippig THOSE jobs to Mexico!) there was actually a WAITING list to get into the LPN program&only the top 40 scores were excepted-thank goodness i fell in such a category. I actually found work rather quickly as an LPN at the age of 36, i happily worked there for 6yrs until the economy in the area became so bad that i was forced to sell my house&move 45miles north. I now have a job working the floor of a LTC side by side w/RNs-they are treated no better or worse than us LPNs&in fact, only make a few dollars an hour more than I do. There are some RNs that i am AMAZED that they can form a complete sentence, let alone successfully graduate from nursing school...altho, i run into LPN that i hold in the same caliber. Yes, LPNs ARE needed, i DO see hospitals weeding them out at an alarming rate--but they are still very much needed in long term care-as many RNs will not go near a LTC. I believe our greatest disadvantage of being an LPN is that our job options are limited,nevertheless, i have been offered every job i have applied for. And then there is the misconception of the 'lay person' who thinks we are not 'real' nurses, that we only 'play'or 'practice' being a nurse. Like...Lets Play Nurse. My favorite line? 'When are you going to go get your REAL nursing degree?' we most certainly do not command respect from the general public that RNs do--BUT if u want to get into healthcare for respect, than u r in it for the wrong reasons. I do not get the respect i deserve, sometimes, i am talked to like im some sort of hyper, out of control toddler--nonetheless, i LOVE what i do-I LOVE my residents, they love me and depend on me-their faces light up when they havent seen me in awhile &I adore AND respect my CNAs--THEY are the frontline of healthcare.

Anonymous 3 years ago
I am a 62 year old female with a BS degree in Business Admin. Three years ago I was laid off from my job in the Banking Industry after 20 years,and has been unsuccessfull in finding employment in that field again (I believe it is age related). I recieved my CNA license 3 months ago but still hav'nt found employment since the Nursing Homes are asking for one year experience. I also have a HHA license so I am able to find work in that area. I decided against the LPN Program because they are no longer being hired in hospitals and the Nursing Homes work the hell out of you. I am going with Respiratory Care program at the county college and hope to complete my degree in 1 year with an internship. At 62 I feel highly motivated and I absolutely refuse to sit back and allow circumstances to dictate how I live the rest of my life. (Senior Power)

Anonymous 3 years ago
I am a 51 y/o LPN who has been working in a Family Practice clinic for almost two years. I graduated owing a lot of money and find there are very few opportunities for LPNs. I am now pursuing ADN degree and am very nervous -- Good luck to all of you --

Anonymous 3 years ago
I'm from CT and I too am starting an LPN program in March..like you Annette, I'm getting a little nervous as to what Im hearing about LPN's I STILL an tossed about whether to go the LPN route or Medical assistant route. I know the pay is less but fortunately that's not my concern. My concern is paying all that money for LNP and not finding anything. So any suggestions...LPN vs MA???

Brandy Griffin 1 year ago
I would definetly do LPN. I was A CNA that became a MA then a LPN and now working on my RN. I can say I wasted my time and money with the MA program the pay is between 10-12 an hour and the field is full it's hard to find a job and most places would only let you do vital signs a room patients. The office nurse did everything else at least with LPN right out of school I made 20/hr and I have never had a hard time finding a job. Good luck but chose nursing.

Anonymous 3 years ago
I am signed up to start a 15 month LPN program in January, but now am hearing the stories of LPNs being phased out of hospitals and over staturating the LTC field now. Will I find work? I sure don't want to waste my time or money going to school and not be any better off than I am now. Also, I don't want to have to go to RN school , I want to be a hands on nurse without all of the admin. duties.

Anonymous 3 years ago
Hey char p, listen, stop right now. Don't do it. Do not go to LPN school. Its not worth it. I was an LPN in a nursing homes for years before I became an RN. Its just not worth it. The job is torture. Very degrading and draining with very little pay or stability. Don't waste your time and money on an LPN program.

Anonymous 3 months ago
I have been an LPN for 20+ yrs, at my current job for 15. There is a definite separation between LPN/RN treatment. However, with that being said, I didn't go into nursing expecting alot of accolades. I have worked with amazing nurses- both LPN and RN. I have also worked with LPN's and RN's that couldn't find their way out of a shoebox.
Who and where you work is going to very much test both your patience and your skills. I work hard for sure but I also leave work everday knowing I had the opportunity to make a difference on other people's lives. That is a blessing in itself.
The job outlook for LPN's has always fluctuated, stick with it and decide for YOURSELF if you want to further your education. I chose not to pursue my RN because the hands-on nursing an LPN does is my forte. Good luck to you whichever decision you make.

Anonymous 3 years ago
In other words the younger generation hasn't got a clue. It appears that the reasons to become an RN are so we won't have to do the leg work and management here we come. LPN, huh, why would we really want to be a care giver. Now we have a money issue or is it just that the industry of RN's may feel threatened and LPN's actually stand a chance at getting something done. We will see maybe the nation will finally wake up and see the need for both in any large institution.








Sororama2011 8 months ago
If RNs don't do leg work then I don't know what I did when I ran most of the time all the way through my shifts. I didn't go into it to get a management job.

Anonymous 3 years ago
I am an LPN who has been working in Nursing for 20 years 12 years as a LPN. It is tough getting a job these day as a LPN having much experience we are being passed over for new grad RN with little or no experience so I am wondering if this is not discrimination, because the expectation in long term care homes RN's and LPN's skill do not differ except in supervisory and management positions.

Anonymous 3 years ago
i have been a nurse for 20 years a lpn, and worked in hospital until recently when they decided to go all rn now cannot find a hospital that will hire lpns now, do not understand this, we have been the back bone to hospitals for a long time to just change the rules is not fair to us we cannot find work er are very experienced in our fields of work, what are we to do i am 52 years old and would love to work until 62 as a nurse don not know what i am going to do only choice i guess is go back to school or nothing

Anonymous 3 years ago
Wow!! To all the lpns and lpn students in their 50’s and 60’s, I’m 48 and am starting lpn school in sept. you’ve all inspired me and given me a boast of confidence in going into the program. Thank you!!! My soon to be instructor did tell me that lpns were being phased out of hospitals and I’m still very much concerned on whether I’ll find work when I graduate. but it is where my heart lies. I’m a certified phlebotomist and a med asst. and am currently employed at an onco/hema treatment center and throwing it all away for lpn school! I spoke with a recent lpn grad in my area and she hasn’t been able to find work for a year. Hope I’m not making a mistake. I really need this job even though its not paying too well. I live in NY and if anyone here can shed some light on whats going on in the lpn world for the 2011/2012 that would be great!!!! Thanks all! :-D

Anonymous 3 years ago
Wow!! To all the lpns and lpn students in their 50’s and 60’s, I’m 48 and am starting lpn school in sept. you’ve all inspired me and given me a boast of confidence in going into the program. Thank you!!! My soon to be instructor did tell me that lpns were being phased out of hospitals and I’m still very much concerned on whether I’ll find work when I graduate. but it is where my heart lies. I’m a certified phlebotomist and a med asst. and am currently employed at an onco/hema treatment center and throwing it all away for lpn school! I spoke with a recent lpn grad in my area and she hasn’t been able to find work for a year. Hope I’m not making a mistake. I really need this job even though its not paying too well. I live in NY and if anyone here can shed some light on whats going on in the lpn world for the 2011/2012 that would be great!!!! Thanks all! :-D

Anonymous 3 years ago
Labor and Delivery LPN in northwewst ga. for 28 years now being phased out at end of Dec. have had a wonderful, and satisfying career. Iam still in my prime heavy on skills and have taught and enouraged both LPN, RN, I am blessed looking for a Job that fits my experience which is vast pretty much nothing i cant do because of have be train to keep up with the movement of nursing .... its always a good day ... to take care of a pt with a smile ..!!!

Anonymous 3 years ago
I have been an LPN for 16 years.13 yers spent on a med/surg telemetry floor. Now out for 6 years, I am unable to find a prn position anywhere. I am qualified as are many other LPNs and I miss working in the hospital. Bring back 2009 when all types of nurses were needed.

Anonymous 3 years ago
as an lpn in new mexico and california lpn/lvns perform
services the hospitals and clients need continue writting we are hearning you
out here!

Anonymous 4 years ago
via NurseTogether Facebook page:

Here's a shout out to all my LPN friends! You Rock!

Anonymous 4 years ago
via NurseTogether Facebook page:

So valuable to our profession!

Anonymous 4 years ago
via NurseTogether Facebook page:

Many wonderful LPN's I know!!

Anonymous 4 years ago
I am an LPN of 15 years. I have a broad base of experience in LTC, Med Surg and clinic work. Presently, I work as the only nurse in a single physician family practice. I have gone so far as to complete prerequisites for RN program. Was accepted to nursing program at local comunity college, but chickened out at the last minute. I am proud of the experience I have and wouldn't change that. I have read a lot of posts on other sites from people who sound bitter saying they could work circles around any RN. I don't feel that I am smarter or better than any RN just because of my years of experience. In fact, it has taken me these years to become a good nurse. I hope one day to finish what I started. I do hope we are not a dying breed, because I may chicken out again...

Anonymous 4 years ago

Hi, I'm a 50's something male STNA (CNA) that is in school to become a LPN. They have been talking about getting rid of the LPN's in hospitals for the past 20 years. Truth of the matter is that LPN's are just as an important part of the health-care system as the RN's all the way up to the Doctors. The health-care system is set up on a teamwork based society and I really don't see that changing. More strict guidelines might be put out there to better define the scope of practice for all levels in the health field, but there will always be the LPN's RN's, BSN's and so on.


Anonymous 5 months ago
Back in 82 they said they were getting rid of LPNs but look at us still in the game I don t think they will ever get rid of the LPN

Anonymous 4 years ago

Hi, I'm a 50's something male STNA (CNA) that is in school to become a LPN. They have been talking about getting rid of the LPN's in hospitals for the past 20 years. Truth of the matter is that LPN's are just as an important part of the health-care system as the RN's all the way up to the Doctors. The health-care system is set up on a teamwork based society and I really don't see that changing. More strict guidelines might be put out there to better define the scope of practice for all levels in the health field, but there will always be the LPN's RN's, BSN's and so on.


Anonymous 4 years ago

I am 63 yrs old and have been an LPN for five years. I work in LTC. Thank God, presently, there is a place for me in the nursing field. I didn't find my "calling" until I applied at a LTC facility to earn my certification as a nurse aide. I knew then I wanted to work in LTC. Since receiving the LPN status, I have toiled over returning to school to earn the RN degree. Recently, I decided to earn LPN certificates instead of earning a RN degree. RNs who work in my facility respect LPNs and the feeling is mutual. However, the majority of RNs who work in LTC are in supervisory positions,not LPNs. I feel there will always be a need for LPNs in LTC. One reason, is that the wages of LPNS are much lower than RNs. Some RNs would probably not like to be presented as "glorified Med Techs" or "glorified aides" as they are in some LTC facilities. Im the area I live few LPNs are hired at hospitals. I pray there will always be a need for LPNs. In my opinion, LPNs are so lucky to be able to work the floor and build relationships with residents and apply "hands on" care. Unfortunately, another question being asked frequently is: Are Associate Degree RN programs still relevant today? The nursing profession consists of so many levels of care. There should be a need for all of them. I feel blessed to be in the nursing profession.


Anonymous 4 years ago

Hi I'm an LPN student hoping to graduate this coming June. I was very happy at the beginning of school but now I'm a scared. The facility where I do my clinical experience told me that nursing homes will not be able to hire LPNs only RN. But they do hire med techs. I live in Swansea MA. Is this problem going on all over the country. Any advice. By the way I'm a 55 year old woman returning to school.


Anonymous 4 years ago

Hi I am a Rn for 20 years worked along side excellent Lpn's for most of my years on telemetry units and skilled units. They have orientated me and taught me skills in the beginning of my career that I had never known. Rn programs due teach supervisory and leadership roles,not much hands on.But when the time comes in a crunch you need that hands on experience. I do thank all those Lpn's who got me through my beginnings.


Anonymous 4 years ago

Hi I am a Rn for 20 years worked along side excellent Lpn's for most of my years on telemetry units and skilled units. They have orientated me and taught me skills in the beginning of my career that I had never known. Rn programs due teach supervisory and leadership roles,not much hands on.But when the time comes in a crunch you need that hands on experience. I do thank all those Lpn's who got me through my beginnings.


Anonymous 6 days ago



LOAN OFFER APPLY NOW

Have you been denied loan by banks and other financial bodies? Then contact us now as we provide unsecured loans at a minimized interest rate of 3% within the shortest period, in order to meet the financial request of our numerous applicants.To apply, send down the details below

1. Name Of Applicant in Full:……..
2. Telephone Numbers:……….
3. Address and Location:…….
4. Amount in request………..
5. Repayment Period:………..
6. Purpose Of Loan………….
7. country…………………
8. phone…………………..
9. occupation………………
10.age/sex…………………
11.Monthly Income…………..
12.Email……………..

You will be contacted within 24 hours with the loan terms and conditions as soon as the details have been received. Send the details to us via email.-----tonywelshloanfirms@gmail.com

Mr Tony Welsh

C.E.O

Jeannie Burkard 6 months ago
I am an LPN and proud of it also losing my job on med surg floor ,and being replaced by new young rn grads ,who ask if they should administer insulin to a patient with a blood glucose of 64 ,hmm and they are educated .kind of scary if you ask me