There's no way. CNA and LPN are not the same thing. Eventually, I feel that these scope of practice laws need to be better enforced and this whole cross-training business is gonna implode. I highly doubt the public knows the truth behind who is providing care to them because everyone is in scrubs
, everyone and everything is referred to as "the nurse," and everyone looks relatively the same: dietary, housekeeping, the CNAs, the nurses, "multiskilled workers."
I am one of those CNA who absolutely refuses to do anything the nurse is supposed to do. I am not planning on inserting any Foley catheters until I have the appropriate education to do so. I am not going to go apply medicated creams or pass out pills. I do what I'm supposed to be doing, and I feel happy going home at night knowing I didn't do anything illegal or harmful to patients.
Maybe what your teacher meant to say was that she was concerned about cross training and the overlapping of scope of practice.