I don't know about everywhere else, but in my area LPN's are being phased out of hospitals, and there's talk in some nursing homes of phasing them out of there too, which I think is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I was considering going for my LPN if I didn't get into an RN program and I knew that I would only be able to get work in nursing homes, some home health agencies(many only hire RNs), and maybe the near by correctional facility. I really wanted to work in a hospital as an LPN though.
At hospitals in our area, more CNA's are being hired as they lay off LPN's who failed to get their RN in time. This doesn't mean that CNA's are doing LPN work though, LPN jobs are being put on the RN's.