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Old 07-14-2011, 02:10 AM
Zidane
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Default Thinking about becoming an LPN

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and signed up to get some advice about pursuing certification as an LPN.

I'm 22 years old, and have only completed about a year of college. So far, I haven't been able to support myself, because the only jobs I can get are very low-paying, menial labor.

I want to increase my value in the eyes of employers, and after thinking of it a bit, I realized that it doesn't take very long to become an LPN. And when I discovered that they make anywhere from $35-$45K a year, for only around a year of education, it sounded almost unbelievable.

I realize I'm talking mostly about finance, and I realize that nursing is primarily about being in the role of a caregiver and respecting your clients/patients. In fact, I learned about this a bit when I was a PCA at a mental hospital, so I do have some experience in the medical setting.

Its important to note that this isn't my life ambition though, I just want to use LPN as a way to get through school and to support myself until I achieve what I really want to do.

I think I'd be able to handle the work, and I think I'd be a good fit for the job.

Do you guys have any advice you can give me for this?

One thing I am a bit worried about is catheters. Having to do that seems pretty disturbing. I've had to have a catheter before and it was a traumatic experience to say the least.
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