Thursday, March 24, 2011
1 year old....
My LPN status is officially 1 year old today. I have been a nurse for 1 year. On April 6th... I will have officially joined the ranks of, "1 year experience required"
It feels like time flew, but on the other hand it feels like its been way longer than that.
I have learned so much about myself, about nursing, and about people throughout this last year.
I have found confidence, skill, and humility. I have many things to learn and teach many things every day.
I have found that with nursing I waiver. I am about to take exams for my first two RN classes, and I still doubt if I want to become an RN. ( Thus I keep putting them off) Ok Exam fees are an issue too but I digress.
Why? Well mainly because LPN experience doesn't count for shit! So I would be starting alllll over. No experience, low man on the pole. Begging for a chance or stuck in Long Term Care. In reality does this mean that much? Only time will tell.
But does LPN hold enough for me? Sometimes I don't even want to be a nurse anymore. Sometimes I love it. Sometimes I dream about that RN. Sometimes I don't want to headache.
I do know that most importantly I AM A NURSE! So with that... its off to work for me!