CNA's taking over lpn's? - page 2
by nurse hopefully 2,618 Views | 12 Comments
hi everyone. i will be completing my cna next month and am interested in studying to become a lpn. however my teacher has said to me to be careful and look into the school u plan to attend because there is a law changing soon to... Read More
- 0Mar 24, '12 by yousoldtheworldQuote from smartnurse1982In Indiana, there are QMAs who are able to do some of those things (mostly med passes) but they are rarely used. Around here, LPNs are still widely used and don't look to be going anywhere. And the places that hire fewer LPNs are hiring more RNs, not more CNAs.From what I have seen,it seems true in certain states.For instance,in Nc you have the cna level 2,which can insert foleys,pass meds(they have to get a certification to do so),draw blood,(again with certs),only thing they couldn't do was maintain Iv's.
- 0Mar 24, '12 by WannaBNurseyI 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.