I know I’ve stated before that I don’t regret taking the road to get where I am. I’m not embarrassed nor am I ashamed I became an LVN first. In fact, I am glad I did it that way because I feel like my experience has helped me shaped up and figure out what kind of nurse I don’t wanna be (not title wise, but the robotic nursing.) It has also helped me learn and understand the difference b/t an LVN and an RN. Most importantly, I gained respect and I will forever respect LVNs and my future colleagues. I don’t know about y’all but the debacle b/t LVN and RNs are so annoying. The truth remains, we’re all NURSES regardless of our title and education. I, for one value education and would want nothing but progression in my life, therefore, I pursued to get my RN. I’ve met so many people who went to LVN and stayed an LVN, not because they were lazy nor that they don’t wanna continue on, but because a lot of them have families and honestly some are just content. Not knocking them down, I praise them. They inspire me to become a better me. I’ve seen so many RNs who are disrespectful and have looked down on LVNs, I’m not going to be that person. We all work together to achieve the same goal.. so why do we have to destroy each other? Seriously.
Anyways, that wasn’t my point. My point is.. I regret choosing the school I chose to take my LVN. Don’t get me wrong, I learned a lot.. BOOKWISE. But clinically, not really. I wish I had done my research upon deciding to attend. Considering the fact that I was mostly interested in LD and neonates, it would help if I got my feet wet and experienced a clinical rotation in an actual OB/Peds maternity. It sucks cus now that I am choosing to progress into 3rd semester, I will be missing the 9 week clinical rotation for OB/Peds. It makes me wanna opt out of my transition and go back to my original plan. Though, I am glad I was exposed to the environment when I did my volunteer at VPH. It just sucks! Wah.