Monday, October 18, 2010


LTC is making me lazy or is it the life suck that is making me just question nursing all together? Yeah I worked really hard and prepared really hard for Nursing. I thought I was going to keep trucking right along until the letters DNP were after my name. Humm, now I am thinking about staying an LPN because I don't want to 1. Start over 2. Be the one in charge of more paper work & 3. So that in 3 years when my kids have all flown the nest I can take my experienced butt anywhere and get a job making good money. With minimal responsibility and travel more and enjoy myself.

Right now the thought of going back to school is exciting and yet draining at the same time. I just don't know if I have it in me to care anymore. Well that's not exactly true I think its just that I feel so drained that the idea of work and school at the same time and the concept of more stress are just not in my vocab.

I hardly see my family now as it is... can we survive one more year of nursing school when we hardly survived the first one?

AHHHH! Maybe I just need a new job on a better shift?


  1. Oh Christine, I think you should do it. 10 years from now, you'll probably wished you would've done it right away and the idea of doing it later on will scare you more than doing it now.
    I'll be starting a nursing program in January and I have heard some people talking about the DNP program and I'm wondering if you have more to say about that? What is involved and how many more years will that schooling be?

  2. I totally understand the LTC sucking the life out of you. I wish you the best. I'm still questioning if being a nurse is really what I want to be. Now into my second month of my first LPN job.