Can they really DO that? A rant! - page 2

Talked to an LPN last nite that used to work at the hospital where I used to work. She said they are now firing all LPNs except a very few that have been there for over 20 years. She had been... Read More

  1. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from oramar
    I will give the place I work credit. They are going to all rn staff but slowly. They just stopped hiring LPNs. That is the decent way to do it. No broken hearts or lives.
    Or even better....if the hospitals were just honest with the LPN's in advance, and gave them an opportunity to get their RN's within so many years....can you imagine how loyal an employee would be where they actually HELPED them keep their jobs?

    Too many times, companies want the short-term fix.
  2. by   P_RN
    This is the difference in having Nursing run the show and having "CORPORATE" ***** it to us.
  3. by   nursesaideBen
    I just love how hosptials gripe about the nursing shortage and then lay off a good chunk of their nursing workforce. There's a couple hospitals here in VA and WV that here years ago that layed off their LPN's because they only wanted an RN and CNA staff, one hospital even decided that they didn't want any CNAs either only RN's so the CNA's got layed off needless to say this backfired on them TREMENDOUSLY and this hosptial hired back all their CNA's and started phasing in LPN's as well and the other hospitals started rehiring LPN's. This seems to happen every so often and you would think the hospitals would eventually learn! :selfbonk:
  4. by   banditrn
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Or even better....if the hospitals were just honest with the LPN's in advance, and gave them an opportunity to get their RN's within so many years....can you imagine how loyal an employee would be where they actually HELPED them keep their jobs?

    Too many times, companies want the short-term fix.
    That's the problem - honesty seems to have gone down the drain!! For the first 12 years I worked at that hospital, I was loyal to them - then they got this new CEO, and I started having bad feelings right away. Now that I've gotten out of there, I feel so much better.

    This particular LPN felt the same way - and you can bet that when she gets her RN, and she's going back for it, that she won't go anywhere near that place. It just rankles me that that person is going to get a "Hospital Excellance" award - when that place is rotten at it's core.

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