Talk about anticlimactic... When I got my first LPN paycheck, seems that the HR director forgot to put in my new pay rate, and, you guessed it, I was paid as a nursing assistant. I also might add that my LPN pay rate is more than double a nursing assistant rate, even without any job experience.
The instructor that flunked me on my skills check for a ridiculous reason is also being overly critical, in my opinion, of my concept maps. I literally have two nursing care plans before I'm completely done with them altogether for the RN year, and all of a sudden there's issues with them. The care plans and concept maps have been fine for the previous 15 months, however, this new instructor is finding issues with them, which is pretty much pissing me off even more than the skills check issue. I mean the first part of this semester I turned my work in to the primary instructor who has 30+ years of experience and has a Ph.D. This girl is a newly graduated clinical educator. I also am doing very well in class; nearly 3/4 of the class got academic warnings at the mid-semester point and I did not. Why is she giving me (and others) such a hard time? Couldn't tell you.