Do MDs look for RNs or LPNs?

  1. Does it depend on the specialty or the MD? I'll be finished with an LPN in Summer 2004 and won't be able to start the transitional ADN until Summer 2005. I would like to look into physicians office nursing and I'm curious if my LPN will be sufficient.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   kimmicoobug
    I know plenty of offices here who hire LPN's.
  4. by   Pretzlgl
    More offices here hire LPN's over RN's
  5. by   Jeansky
    LPN is usually what an office looks for....but for me I feel that any nurses 1st job should be MED SURG for 2 yrs to get good background experience before going into any special area.

    Jeansky
  6. by   renerian
    Some use medical assistants with no nurses, some use LPNs some use all RNs.

    renerian
  7. by   Darlene K.
    The majority of offices in my area hire Medical Assistants. Some offices have an RN or LPN to oversee the back office staff (MA's) depending on the speciality and size of practice. I work for a Pediatric Urgent Care facility and we always have a Registered Nurse and/or LPN on duty as well as Medical Assistants.

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