Sep 18, '11
Hi! Does anyone know if it is legal for an RN to take verbal orders from an LPN (who is seasoned and in a supervisor position) in Arizona?
I have been to azbn.gov and searched in the Nurse Practice Acts however with no luck. I am new grad RN and my supervisor is an LPN. I have much respect for her and trust her judgment immensely. I just want to know if LEGALLY I can take orders from her directly. After all, I worked hard for my license and I have the feeling that if something happens when I take orders from her, and a problem arises from it, it will be MY LICENSE on the line because I have the ultimate responsibility.
I work in a LTC/SNF so the laws may different than in hospital setting. Thank you
Last edit by tofunurse<3 on Sep 18, '11
: Reason: missed a word