Have been an LPN for 5yrs and have attempted twice to get RN thru local college, was unsuccessful. Work in homecare & love it. Unfortunately, my company has placed all their LPN's per deim from full/part time:( Am 53 & unsure if I should go for BSN as I am tired. I also feel very discouraged & not as confident with myself at times. I work with an RN who can be very intimidating even with other RN's who work with us. Money is very tight here at home. It seems my personal feelings on this are just to attain the RNso that I can receive health benefits as I have none at present time & my husband is retired recvg Medicare. This way I can at least have some kind of security.
I just don't want to put us through any more financial burdens. I feel as though my back is up against a corner with this economy & not doing anything to help myself for the future. I also feel that I'm unsure as if I could handle the extra responsiblity being an RN & what it carries. Although, many of my friends feel that I can handle it. I have improved in thinking on my feet as well as handling emergencies with family members being present. Any suggestions, input, direction on these issues would help me greatly.
My email is Twohnsofgld@comcast.net