before i start this discussion yes i know this is a forum for transformers fans and yes i should expect to see ridiculous sarcastic answers and yes i have looked for info on the web and this is the last thing i wanted to do i just want to see if i can get any possible info from any of you guys. to start things off i just graduated high school a month ago and i wanted to get into the health care field. My goal is to be an lpn (Licensed Practical Nurse) they make decent money and can make a decent living out of it. No I do not plan to upgrade to an RN as of right now maybe 2 years down the road cause RN do make quite bit more money than LPN'S do. So to start things off i was thinking of becoming a CNA (certified Nursing Assistant) just to see how i like it before i really jumped into the health care field. Yes being a cna requires dirty work bathing old people changing diapers cleaning vomit. I applied to two different places but none of them have called back and honestly might just have to join an lpn school but as state requires i need to pass and entry exam and this is only one try no retakes if i fail this. i know the duties of an LPN. LPNs care for patients in many ways. Often, they provide basic bedside care. Many LPNs measure and record patients' vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also prepare and give injections and enemas, monitor catheters, dress wounds, and give alcohol rubs and massages. To help keep patients comfortable, they assist with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, moving in bed, standing, and walking. They might also feed patients who need help eating. Experienced LPNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides. As part of their work, LPNs collect samples for testing, perform routine laboratory tests, and record food and fluid intake and output. They clean and monitor medical equipment. Sometimes, they help physicians and registered nurses perform tests and procedures. Some LPNs help to deliver, care for, and feed infants. LPNs also monitor their patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. LPNs gather information from patients, including their health history and how they are currently feeling. They may use this information to complete insurance forms, pre-authorizations, and referrals, and they share information with registered nurses and doctors to help determine the best course of care for a patient. •Pennsylvania Salary: $22,694 – $53,849 I chose Pa cause thats the state i live in. But anyways i went to the library th eother day to find a entry exam practice book to prepare form an entry exam if i do have to go to lpn school rightr away instead of doing cna first cause it never hurts to learn. the book is called NCLEX-PN strategies for the practical nursing exam. I look into the book it has practice test 145 exam style questions. I look at these questions i was like holy shit! these questions are pretty hard for just an entrance exam. Alot of these words they use in these questions i never heard of in my life. words like Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and disulfiram. what the hell do these words mean they dont ever tell me the meaning of these words int eh book. How can i pass an entrance exam if i dont know what i am reading i honeslty wonder if this is the practice exam book for the exam test you take for when ur done with mursing school. any ideas guys anyone into the health care field who could offer me any info.