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Are LPN's still in demand? or is it a waste of time and money?
Career / 9:26 AM - Thursday July 12, 2012

are LPN's still in demand? or is it a waste of time and money?

I would like to be a licensed practical nurse. People keep saying they are being phased out is that true?

- Asked by Female, 29-35

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Who in the world is the "they" you are listening to? Dismiss them please! It's very easy to find information to the contrary. Healthcare is not falling off--it's consistently one of the largest growing fields. This means both the Health Technology and the Care from Nurses, Doctors, etc is essential to the Country right now for 2 primary reasons: 1-New healthcare laws will increase the # of people getting healthcare. Lot of people push aside basic or even urgent care due to lack of insurance. 2-This is biggest era of retiring Boomers in decades.

I would say best bet is to be whatever kind of specialized Nurse (RN, LPN, Geriatric, Pediatric, etc) has the ability to work with the latest Technology and the always necessary human touch. And fyi nothing that is a passion for you is a waste of time or money.

- Response by thottienc, A Career Woman, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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They are now referred to as CNAs.....Certified Nursing Assistants.......

- Response by mamu, A Mr. Married Guy, Male, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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I don't think so.. If you want to be one study hard and do your best.

- Response by pepperman46, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55

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I've heard the also.

- Response by stanorocks, A Guy Critical, Male, 36-45, Denver, Therapist

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honey....why the crappy rating?.....my daughter was a CNA...and is now an RN with a BS degree......and yes....they are now called CNAs....

- Response by mamu, A Mr. Married Guy, Male, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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they are in demand in our area

- Response by bigcurt, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Pittsburgh, Self-Employed

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Come North of the border .... RNs are more than welcome in Canada.

- Response by ilom, A Mr. Married Guy, Male, 46-55, Halifax, Science / Engineering

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Hey here's an article on Yahoo today that should help you decide:

http://education.yahoo. net/articles/degrees_fo r_med_careers.htm?kid=1 MN8G



- Response by thottienc, A Career Woman, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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There will always be a need for LPNs. Go for it.

- Response by frenchkiss49, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Tampa, Who Cares?

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