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DEBORAH in Columbia, South Carolina

84 months ago

NOT TO PUT YOU DOWN OR TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE, AND I COMMEND YOU FOR YOU MOTIVATION IN CONTINUING TO LEARN NEW SKILLS. BUT DID YOU SAY YOU COULD START IV'S???? AS A MA???? WHAT STATE DO YOU LIVE IN??? HERE AND MOST EVERWHERE ELSE I KNOW OF THAT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE BUT A LICENSED NURSE. YOU SAY YOU HAVE AS MUCH EXPIRIENCE AS AN LPN OR EVEN AN RN??? RESPECTFULLY, I DOUBT IT SERIOUSLY. I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN YOUR REPLY AS THIS SOUNDS VERY UNUSAL TO ME WITH THE LIST OF NURSING SKILL YOU SAY YOU HAVE LEARNED WITHOUT BEING LICENSED.......

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DEBORAH in Columbia, South Carolina

84 months ago

TRY A FREE CEU...OR PAY FOR ONE...SHOULDN'T BE THAT EXPENSIVE...IN IV THERAPY.

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DEBORAH in Columbia, South Carolina

84 months ago

at your age and going to lpn school....i would advise against it. poor pay and hard to find a decent job, especailly one good for 'old bones'...lpn's are the workhorse in most cases.

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med ast about to become a rn

84 months ago

I reside in chicago illinois. I was trained on how to start ivs,respiratory assessment,chest physical therapy with percussion machine, nebulized treatments, insert and remove foley catheter, input/ output, reading ekgs for different rhythms through an extensive program at a highly respected hospital in chicago. I went to a school for med ast but after graduating I was employed by this hospital which trained their employees to do this and you had to complete these skills and pass every test to move on to the next and after successful completion you were officially hired. The iv therapy was done at a well known infertility office in downtown chicago where I worked as acoordinator giving injection teachings to pts undergoing clomid and or ivf cycles. Some of these pts were given immunoglobulin txs for rpl(recurrent preg loss). I started those ivs and monitored them. Yes, in chicago it was ok to do this as long as dr or nurse was present in office. I also assisted the physicians while performing oocyte retrievals, embryo transfers,hsgs,hsn, d&cs from mabs. I love learning and I enjoy working in the healthcare field so whatever someones willing to teach I listen,observe and learn. I was also taught how to check endo lining and follicle sizes on ultrasound machine. My pts have always liked me and the drs taught us whatever we were willing to learn and most of my pts didn't mind us learning on them. I know its a lot but this is all true. That's why I needed to go back to school to advance my career because the title limits my growth. I've gone as far as I can and have exceeded my learning as a ma. Im blessed to have worked with good drs and nurses that have encouraged and are supporting my decision to further my career.

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Teresa in Lexington, Kentucky

83 months ago

Hey, I'm in about the same boat you are in. I'm 51 and an LPN, out of field 15 years, license lapsed. But I reinstated my license after trying to taking a correspondence refresher course from South Dakota State University. The course was tremendous BUT the 'local yocals' (the medical facilities) in this town would not hire me either as an employee (so that I could complete my clinical portion of the refresher course and stay as an employee). So I lost the money I paid and did not get anywhere. In addition to this my State Board of Nursing was no help, nor was the LPN school I attended. NO SUPPORT!!!! But I did go back to the Board of Nursing and they told me all I had to do to reinstate was take 120 CEU hours, make an application, pay a fee and I'd have my license back. They could have told me that in the first place. But I did look forward to taking the refresher course. I just didn't know what I was up against. So where do you go, what do you do? I got fed up and did go back to school-into the RN program. But I can't get past the idiotic 'college algebra' course-that I feel is totally unrelated to nursing math-to get into the RN program. And although I am a licensed LPN and have all other general education courses completed-I could not get accepted to the RN program at one of the locals community colleges. I've also got Nurse Aide, IV Therapy and Phlebotomy training under my belt and I've already taken Nursing 2 (of 6 Nursing courses). But since I've been out of the field for about 15 years-the idiots around here think that I'm totally ignorant and have lost all the knowledge that I once had. HA HA HA-NOT QUITE!!!! All this is so ASININE and IDIOTIC!!!! BUT they are not going to defeat me. I'm here for a reason and a purpose. I have a right to be hear....And God willing I will prevail!!! Hang in there yourself!!!

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Margo Harris in Nashville, Tennessee

83 months ago

Teresa in Kentucky**** I am new to this forum. I have only posted one time. It was in reference to misdemeanors on my record. I do believe YOURS is first response , or at least seems to be, with regards and/or related to my comment. I would like to clarify if you were directing that to me. I would also like to say , if so, THANK YOU so much!!!! It appears to be first one I have noticed on here. All other comments , so far, have been on school and on line program advice. I was beginning to think that this forum had no individuals with the compassion to share advice and/or a kind word of encouragement with regards to my personal situation. I have only noticed , thus far , questions and comments about school preferences and fears relating to on line programs. I would just like to take this oppurtunity to state, the education fears are NOTHING to having your career adversely and wrongly affected by deceit and slander outside of your nursing record. It saddens me more that only one nurse has replied to my response. This only confirms my belief of the difficulty I face with regards to employment. If I can not find human compassion,care, sympathy, encouragement, advice, etc. from fellow nurses, I dont't expect to receive very much the same from prospective employers. I remember the main reason I chose nursing as a profession years ago. It was to make a difference in the lives of those medically incapacitated. Physical and mental well being very much affect eachother. In my opinion I should first have the desire to reflect these compassionate qualities before learning the professional etiquette suggestions. I also feel no amount of knowledge and /or education eliminates what I have previously stated is needed. Without the compassion of caring for the individuals personal feelings, you ultimately fail at the "heart" of nursing. It is obvious to me this is evident in many facilities especially LTC. I would like to say THANKS Teresa for your compassionate heart. Margo Harri

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dee-dee in Brooklyn, New York

83 months ago

first, I appreciated all medical profession because if we don't do it who will as for me I'm having a diffcult time decide want to in the medical field let me start out by telling the path i'm going down first I am a home health aide then a nursing assistant then went into medical assistance. I love taking care of people as you can see but the problem is the only job I got was a home health aide because when I was a nursing assisting I couldn't find a job and now I recent graduate from a MA program and find a job because their want you to have less one year of experience. this is where I need a advise I dont know if I should go into lpn or rn. thank you for your time I really appreciated it

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DOK in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

83 months ago

Itismecocoa in Tampa, Florida said: I work fulltime LPN 19.75 Mon thru Fri with benefits and I just got hired agency 20 dollars an hour. All my friends are nurses and some make more. I've been a nurse only two months but I know the routine. I have the same nursing home patients so I learned quickly. Tampa Flo. LPN's have always gotten paid like this. You guys are looking in the wrong places. I'm not understanding.
I Am A new LPN in Tampa area, I'm having no luck finding a job they keep saying I have no experience

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Linda Troiano LPN II in Grove City, Ohio

82 months ago

I am an LPN with 14 years hospital experience, 8 years of them traveling all over the USA. I have an impressive resume for an LPN, including ENT ICU at the Cleveland Clinic, Advanced Neuro Trauma,SICU and Float Pool assignments at various level one trauma hospitals. I am currently looking for a TRAVEL ASSIGNMENT in Columbus, Ohio....if anyone knows of a company offering such, PLEASE let me know! ASAP. Thanks Linda Troiano (linda_troiano@hotmail.com)

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jake in Riverhead, New York

81 months ago

Cathy said: I have an Associate Degree as an MA and jobs where I live as far as clinics and doctors offices prefer MA's, Most LPNs only have a Diploma and work in Nursing homes with Cna's wipeing Booty behind Lazy Cna's, Where as I am Manager over my Clinic because of my degree status & I make 16 dollars an hour plus medical benefits and a 401K, Great Benefits!! I Love doing MA work, I wouldn't wana be a LPN Or RN because its too stressful for their money and my salary and duties are AWESOME for what I do, I see people on a walk in and out basis, My jobs not stressful, That's why theirs a shortage of RN's, because its too stressful...I Love being a Medical Assistant!!!!

------- I DONT THINK I BELIEVE THIS POSTERRRRRRRRR!!! BS BS BS!!!

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deborah in Columbia, South Carolina

81 months ago

so you're saying medical assistants are more valued and have better jobs and pay than even lpn's??????

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tommy in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

80 months ago

Tommy here id love to do the lpn coure here its 10 months long, my question is whats the real pay for an lpn.My next question are online courses(bridge lpn-RN courses as great as people say they are ?thanks so much everyone.......

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Thersa in Tampa, Florida

80 months ago

Itismecocoa in Tampa, Florida said: I work fulltime LPN 19.75 Mon thru Fri with benefits and I just got hired agency 20 dollars an hour. All my friends are nurses and some make more. I've been a nurse only two months but I know the routine. I have the same nursing home patients so I learned quickly. Tampa Flo. LPN's have always gotten paid like this. You guys are looking in the wrong places. I'm not understanding.

I'm in Tampa, Fl. How did you find these jobs??? I'm a LPN and having trouble finding any job. They all want more experience.

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sorry

80 months ago

I see pay rates for all states except for Georgia. I know that Georgia have LPN's so what is rhe base pay rate for the southwest part of Georgia like Marietta,Norcross,Stone Mountain and ATL?

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usyankee in Hamden, Connecticut

80 months ago

STEFANIE L. SILVA, LPN said: I would think also phlebotomy courses and IV certification, don't you? You are lucky, down south seems the place to be/go pay wise and employment opportunities, there sure isn't much in the Northeast!.Bravo and good for you!!!

I dunno. In Jacksonville, NC the pay rate for me (at the time 17 years experience) was 17.50-18.00) At a pysch hospital it was $14.50 and you got beat up.

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Nurse Candi in chatsworth, Georgia

80 months ago

Keep your head up. you will fing the job that is just for you... Good Luck with boards.

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Nurse Candi in chatsworth, Georgia

80 months ago

Linda Troiano LPN II in Grove City, Ohio said: I am an LPN with 14 years hospital experience, 8 years of them traveling all over the USA. I have an impressive resume for an LPN, including ENT ICU at the Cleveland Clinic, Advanced Neuro Trauma,SICU and Float Pool assignments at various level one trauma hospitals. I am currently looking for a TRAVEL ASSIGNMENT in Columbus, Ohio....if anyone knows of a company offering such, PLEASE let me know! ASAP. Thanks Linda Troiano (linda_troiano@hotmail.com)

Look on www.travelnursehub.com

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Jeff in Redmond, Washington

80 months ago

About 187 travel nursing assignments in Columbus, Ohio. Check 'em out:

my-nursing-career.com/nursing-jobs/?what=travel+nurse&where=columbus%2C+ohio

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Jeff in Redmond, Washington

80 months ago

susan in Oxford, New York said: Hi Samantha - do know the name(s) of the programs in Ohio to do the LPN-RN online?

Thank you -

The great, great aspect of online LPN to RN programs is that students from all 50 states can attend and graduate online. As an LPN you've done most of your clinicals already.

With the following online LPN to RN program, you complete you academic portion 100% online, and your clinical portion locally. And there are PLENTY of clinical opportunities available in every city.

Find out more about LPN to RN opportunities from this article: my-nursing-career.com/nursing-school/lpn-career-outlook/

Or, get information here: www.my-nursing-career.com/lpn-to-rn.php

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sorry

80 months ago

jake in Riverhead, New York said: ------- I DONT THINK I BELIEVE THIS POSTERRRRRRRRR!!! BS BS BS!!!

Dear Jake,
I feel sorry for you and your attitude and your pay sucks for a MA in NY. When I left the DOH working a clinic back in 1985 I was making 13.00 per hour and that was without a degree . In case you doubt what I am saying try looking up Public Health Assistant that was my title. I did go to school VEEB in Nassau County and did the LPN course.I am very happy and proud to be an LPN and work with many others that is proud to carry that title as well. I know that my job is stable and can work 24-7 no matter what state I live in. I also don't have to worry about the weather because bad weather will never close the doors of a hospital or nursing home.Working in a clinic yes the weather will make a difference in whether the clinic is going to open for that day or stay open for the full day.

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Linda Troiano LPN II in Grove City, Ohio

80 months ago

Thanks for the info/link....however there is nothing! I have called 15+ travel nurse compaines and none of them have ANY LPN positions, unless you would like to go to Montana, Kansas, Alaska or Hawaii(for 12.00/hr) I've been there, it's not as fabulous as it really sounds. I am looking for Columbus, Ohio or Gulf Coast of Florida (Clearwater to Sarasota or Naples). If any one hears or knows of any assignments, please let me know ASAP! THANKS Linda

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Jeff in Redmond, Washington

80 months ago

I've been working a web site for nurses.

I put up a 10 part series on becoming a nurse. Please check it out, and let me know what you think: my-nursing-career.com/become-a-nurse/

I'm also working on a series about nursing specialties. I have 100+ specialties so far. Also, would love to know what you think: my-nursing-career.com/nursing-jobs/nursing-specialties/

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Ann in Madison Heights, Michigan

80 months ago

Sandi Correia LPN in Hollywood, Florida said: Anna,
Go for your RN anyway. but in Florida LPNs are NOT being fazed out as a matter of a fact, more hospitals are going back to hiring LPNs. Especially here in South Florida.
But in the meantime, apply for a hospital position if you can, take anything they will offer you, even nights...if that does not pan out apply at a Nursing Home/Rehab hospital...they are more skilled now that the insurance companies are forcing hospitals to release patients sicker..and less able to be alone...they are not the "old people's home" that they were 20 yrs ago.
Also, consider prison nursing...I know...you are thinking that is something you could not do...I did it...and actually it gives the LPN alot more autonomy than any other place and you see alot of different illnesses...
Do not worry, there are alot of jobs out there.

Hello, I am a new grad LPN working on med surg floor in the hospital in MI. You mentioned about South Florida. This is where I am planning to moove as soon as possible. Could You tell me what hospitals are still hiring LPN's in FL? And where did you take your LPN boards cause I would have to take it over and get licensed in Florida. Thanks in advance.

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sandi in Hollywood, Florida

77 months ago

Cathy said: I have an Associate Degree as an MA and jobs where I live as far as clinics and doctors offices prefer MA's, Most LPNs only have a Diploma and work in Nursing homes with Cna's wipeing Booty behind Lazy Cna's, Where as I am Manager over my Clinic because of my degree status & I make 16 dollars an hour plus medical benefits and a 401K, Great Benefits!! I Love doing MA work, I wouldn't wana be a LPN Or RN because its too stressful for their money and my salary and duties are AWESOME for what I do, I see people on a walk in and out basis, My jobs not stressful, That's why theirs a shortage of RN's, because its too stressful...I Love being a Medical Assistant!!!!

LOL, you are GLAD, you are only making 16.00 an hr?...and you have a "degree"?? you should ask for your money back...lol...
I no longer work, because I do not have to, but I keep my LPN license...the last time I worked, was 4 years ago, and then, as an LPN I was making 24.00 hr. In a rehab hospital ( LTC facility).
And do not tell lies, LPN's in LTC are almost always the charge nurse on the floor...we also give meds, do the charting, take physican orders, send patients to the ER and hospital when they need to go, perform CPR, start IV's, perform treatments and dressings, perform daily, weekly and monthly evaluations...perform discharge planning as well as patient care plans...and more...
MA's could not, and do not perform these functions, you simply are not trained for it.
And in most states MA's do not have a state license, you merely have your school certifications...you practice under the doctors license, we practice under our own.
You, want to be a nurse...but you simply are not.

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KRISTAL in Detroit, Michigan

77 months ago

I am a LPN graduate waiting to take my boards I really want to work as a nurse grad to gain experience and feel more comfortable before I pass the NCLEX do anyone know of any facilities hiring graduate LPN,s?

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KRISTAL in Detroit, Michigan

77 months ago

sandi in Hollywood, Florida said: LOL, you are GLAD, you are only making 16.00 an hr?...and you have a "degree"?? you should ask for your money back...lol...
I no longer work, because I do not have to, but I keep my LPN license...the last time I worked, was 4 years ago, and then, as an LPN I was making 24.00 hr. In a rehab hospital ( LTC facility).
And do not tell lies, LPN's in LTC are almost always the charge nurse on the floor...we also give meds, do the charting, take physican orders, send patients to the ER and hospital when they need to go, perform CPR, start IV's, perform treatments and dressings, perform daily, weekly and monthly evaluations...perform discharge planning as well as patient care plans...and more...
MA's could not, and do not perform these functions, you simply are not trained for it.
And in most states MA's do not have a state license, you merely have your school certifications...you practice under the doctors license, we practice under our own.
You, want to be a nurse...but you simply are not.

She obviously have no idea what she is talking about no offense to MA but LPN,s have way more responsibility and, get paid much more but Im happy for her 16.00hr job good for her lol.

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imjustsaying,, in De Witt, Iowa

76 months ago

practical nursing has got me by but it is a dead-end "career". here in iowa/illinois if you don't go back right away to get your rn you have to start from scratch and take about 90% over. pray you never get burn out because you are stuck with a low-status job...the rn's will never let you forget it. you may get by...i did but around here there are less and less jobs for lpns so forget about lateral moves.don't think i can even move downward, wherever that may be. i wish i'd have gone into something else. do yourself a favor...don't be an lpn unless you're okay with being considered a bottem feeder. the new young nurses have the worst attitudes toward us. the rns i started out with are and were more respectful. please, i know there are those of you who are happy with your jobs, positions and i am thrilled for you...but i want those considering getting your lpn to think long and hard. go into respiratory therapy....you can even make more as a certified r.t. my friend makes at least ten dollars more than me at almost $18/hr with many yrs of nursing and she, with more than half of my years.

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simplydis in Miami, Florida

74 months ago

sandi in Hollywood, Florida said: I went to Sheridan Voc-Tech in Hollywood...there are also McFatter Voc-Tech in Davie and Atlantic voc-tech in Fort Lauderdale. There is Lindsey Hopkins, Mercy Hospital LPN program, and Miami Dade Comm. college LPN programs in Miami.

Good luck! Go get your LPN and then get into one of the local ( BCC or Miami Dade) LPN to Rn Transition programs, they are only one more year after the LPN program and you will be an RN while making LPN pay while training.

Its going to take more than a year to complete the RN transition program if your not attending school full time.

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skyandwater in Rougemont, North Carolina

74 months ago

MY ADVISE!!!!!! do not go through an LPN program!!!!! devote your time to the rn program. trust me, life will flow more smoothly and you won't get caught up in working for nothing and stressing out big time....just get the rn degree and forget the lpn thing. trust me, you will be happier, much happier...and alot of lpn's are having trouble getting jjobs outside of LTC....ugh

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SVHawkmom in Southern Indiana, Indiana

74 months ago

Cathy said: I have an Associate Degree as an MA and jobs where I live as far as clinics and doctors offices prefer MA's, Most LPNs only have a Diploma and work in Nursing homes with Cna's wipeing Booty behind Lazy Cna's, Where as I am Manager over my Clinic because of my degree status & I make 16 dollars an hour plus medical benefits and a 401K, Great Benefits!! I Love doing MA work, I wouldn't wana be a LPN Or RN because its too stressful for their money and my salary and duties are AWESOME for what I do, I see people on a walk in and out basis, My jobs not stressful, That's why theirs a shortage of RN's, because its too stressful...I Love being a Medical Assistant!!!!

How incredibly RUDE!!! Spoken like someone who has never worked a "true" job. It's people like you who make me proud of who I am. How dare you think "wiping booty" is beneath you. This is exactly why I became a nurse, too many people, like you, are worried about the money and forget the real reason for becoming nurses. I would love to see what happens to you when you are older and in need for some compassion and "booty wiping". You have made me very proud of myself, thanks for the pick me up!!!!

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SVHawkmom in Southern Indiana, Indiana

74 months ago

Cathy said: I have an Associate Degree as an MA and jobs where I live as far as clinics and doctors offices prefer MA's, Most LPNs only have a Diploma and work in Nursing homes with Cna's wipeing Booty behind Lazy Cna's, Where as I am Manager over my Clinic because of my degree status & I make 16 dollars an hour plus medical benefits and a 401K, Great Benefits!! I Love doing MA work, I wouldn't wana be a LPN Or RN because its too stressful for their money and my salary and duties are AWESOME for what I do, I see people on a walk in and out basis, My jobs not stressful, That's why theirs a shortage of RN's, because its too stressful...I Love being a Medical Assistant!!!!

I still can't get over this one, Cathy you are a true piece of work!!!! Hilarious!!

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XXX in Jersey City, New Jersey

74 months ago

yes , quite the f%%king idiot isnt she!! what a joke

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Kat in Arlington, Texas

74 months ago

simplydis in Miami, Florida said: Its going to take more than a year to complete the RN transition program if your not attending school full time.

Not really.... As long as you have prerequisites done, many colleges are only 3-4 quarters attending class/clinical a few days a week.

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spirit in Essex, Maryland

73 months ago

sandi in Hollywood, Florida said: LOL, you are GLAD, you are only making 16.00 an hr?...and you have a "degree"?? you should ask for your money back...lol...
I no longer work, because I do not have to, but I keep my LPN license...the last time I worked, was 4 years ago, and then, as an LPN I was making 24.00 hr. In a rehab hospital ( LTC facility).
And do not tell lies, LPN's in LTC are almost always the charge nurse on the floor...we also give meds, do the charting, take physican orders, send patients to the ER and hospital when they need to go, perform CPR, start IV's, perform treatments and dressings, perform daily, weekly and monthly evaluations...perform discharge planning as well as patient care plans...and more...
MA's could not, and do not perform these functions, you simply are not trained for it.
And in most states MA's do not have a state license, you merely have your school certifications...you practice under the doctors license, we practice under our own.
You, want to be a nurse...but you simply are not.

Well here in maryland you do have to get a state license after you finish school for MA

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sorry

73 months ago

spirit in Essex, Maryland said: Well here in maryland you do have to get a state license after you finish school for MA

Good Morning Spirit,
We are neighbors of Essex,MD. Maryland is a very strict state with they medical field. Most states the MA do not do as much as they say they do. Just like in most states LPN functions are different meaning in two states LPN'S can do dialysis. So people should be careful in what they write in this forum because everything does not apply to all states.

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skyandwater in Cary, North Carolina

73 months ago

not in n.c. don't know why this site says cary n.c. in s.c.
in need of some advice and direction. am tryig to get certifications for LPN's and ceus'. am having trouble finding where i can get a certification in some things. the lpn national site offered iv therapy for 500 bucks. i wouldn't mind paying for something more all incluseive.
does anyone have any suggestions on where to go for good ceu's online or certifications for lpns?
any advice or direction would be most helpful.
thanks

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skyandwater in Cary, North Carolina

73 months ago

why don't you check and see what your scope of practice is as an ma when you get licensed and then tell we nurses exactly what you can and cannot do.
i would be interested in knowing.

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Nadege in Miami, Florida

73 months ago

DOK in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: I Am A new LPN in Tampa area, I'm having no luck finding a job they keep saying I have no experience

Are u serious? how you can get experience if they do not give you a chance to start....

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msklp in Beachwood, Ohio

73 months ago

Nadege in Miami, Florida said: Are u serious? how you can get experience if they do not give you a chance to start....

I am going through the same thing here in cleveland ohio as a new LPN licensee, and for every job that I apply for a test is given with the application is that the norm?

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Brenda in Pompano Beach, Florida

73 months ago

Sandi Correia LPN in Hollywood, Florida said: Anna,
Go for your RN anyway. but in Florida LPNs are NOT being fazed out as a matter of a fact, more hospitals are going back to hiring LPNs. Especially here in South Florida.
But in the meantime, apply for a hospital position if you can, take anything they will offer you, even nights...if that does not pan out apply at a Nursing Home/Rehab hospital...they are more skilled now that the insurance companies are forcing hospitals to release patients sicker..and less able to be alone...they are not the "old people's home" that they were 20 yrs ago.
Also, consider prison nursing...I know...you are thinking that is something you could not do...I did it...and actually it gives the LPN alot more autonomy than any other place and you see alot of different illnesses...
Do not worry, there are alot of jobs out there.

I was wondering if you could please help me. I am interested in being a LPN but cannot find a school in the South Florida area, Ft Lauderdale is where I'm looking. I see a lot of RN schools, but no LPN.

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scott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

73 months ago

sandi in Hollywood, Florida said: I went to Sheridan Voc-Tech in Hollywood...there are also McFatter Voc-Tech in Davie and Atlantic voc-tech in Fort Lauderdale. There is Lindsey Hopkins, Mercy Hospital LPN program, and Miami Dade Comm. college LPN programs in Miami.

Good luck! Go get your LPN and then get into one of the local ( BCC or Miami Dade) LPN to Rn Transition programs, they are only one more year after the LPN program and you will be an RN while making LPN pay while training.

how much does the lpn course cost?

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sisterlistener in Moorestown, New Jersey

72 months ago

I can't get a job. The economy is so bad for this right now. I took my boards four months after I graduated because I had to save up with my CNA pay to take them. I am now a licensed LPN and no one will hire me. I am event trying agencies. Some of the women in my class took IV certs and blood draw classes. I think everyone I graduated with has a job now. But they all took their boards earlier than I did. So I keep looking. Thanks for letting me vent.

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Oskar in Bogotá, Colombia

72 months ago

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Solange in Larnaca, Cyprus

72 months ago

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Eddie in Miami, Florida

72 months ago

Cathy said: I have an Associate Degree as an MA and jobs where I live as far as clinics and doctors offices prefer MA's, Most LPNs only have a Diploma and work in Nursing homes with Cna's wipeing Booty behind Lazy Cna's, Where as I am Manager over my Clinic because of my degree status & I make 16 dollars an hour plus medical benefits and a 401K, Great Benefits!! I Love doing MA work, I wouldn't wana be a LPN Or RN because its too stressful for their money and my salary and duties are AWESOME for what I do, I see people on a walk in and out basis, My jobs not stressful, That's why theirs a shortage of RN's, because its too stressful...I Love being a Medical Assistant!!!!

MA's always like to yack about how clinics and doctors office's are phasing out LPN's. Well MA's are not taking over LTC (thank God). LPN's do more than "wipe booty" and CNA's are not "lazy". Your arrogance towards other healthcare workers is telling.

Incidentally, colleges do not have MA-RN bridge programs. MA credits aren't even accepted to those who want to continue their education instead of spending the rest of their lives working as MA's.

Should you or someone you love reach a stage in life when they need to have their "booty" wiped, may God send them someone more compassionate to do so than you seem to be.

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bqualitychoice in Jacksonville, Florida

72 months ago

Jonnetta in Jacksonville, Florida said: Hello ladies,
I have been a MA for 15 years, yes the more experience the better the pay, But MA are given false hope when attending that expensive school! But I have worked in the hospital for 12 years and they terminated over 1/2 of their LPN positions. they had to take PCA positions or retire. RN is the way to go.

In reference to the MA's, Yes they are given false hope as to what they are going to make when attending that expensive school, MA's are great, understand that, but they are highly under paid, I have been a MA for 18 years, but I have notn worked as one for about 13, I make double what a MA in my office make, being a surgical coordinator. There are not a lot of LPN schools in Jax, 2 to be exact, 1 over priced and the other overcrowed. However in weighing it, I still make more than LPN's at the hospital that I work for. A couple of years ago they took the LPN's out of the clinics and replaced them with MA's, or thet had to retire, So. Reality LPN's are utilized but not as much as the MA.

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bqualitychoice in Jacksonville, Florida

72 months ago

skyandwater in Cary, North Carolina said: why don't you check and see what your scope of practice is as an ma when you get licensed and then tell we nurses exactly what you can and cannot do.
i would be interested in knowing.

I think it is horrible to be little the MA, they work just as hard as an LPN. LPN's in our clinic, and MA's do the same thing, and that LPN still make less than I do as a surgical coordinator! Now who can do what?!!!!! you see experience and your work speak for it self. Mind you, I am certified MA, But I do not hold that title in my office, By choice, Know why? Because I am great at my job, and my pay shows it! Have some compassion for the MA, they picked what they wnted to go to school for just as an LPN, They will grow in time, but they are just as proud. Everyone has feelings.

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bqualitychoice in Jacksonville, Florida

72 months ago

scott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: how much does the lpn course cost?

In jax a little under $6000.00

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bqualitychoice in Jacksonville, Florida

72 months ago

Nadege in Miami, Florida said: Are u serious? how you can get experience if they do not give you a chance to start....

Try nursing homes they always give you a chance.

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scott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

72 months ago

Is it possible to get a job at a nursing home while attending school for an LPN degree? I will be starting school in January and would like to get a head start if possible.

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