LPN/GN question

  1. Please help...in Pennsylvania when a practicing LPN graduates from RN school and is now receiving training as a GN can that person also work as an LPN in the same facility, same unit? I thought once you became a graduate and started to work under that title you could not also continue to work as an LPN.
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  3. by   purplemania
    I live in Texas but I just wonder: if you are not a licensed RN how can graduating from school negate your LPN license? Our LPN graduates work as LPN's if they choose (depends on what they were getting paid. GN pay might be higher).
  4. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by gmrn
    Please help...in Pennsylvania when a practicing LPN graduates from RN school and is now receiving training as a GN can that person also work as an LPN in the same facility, same unit? I thought once you became a graduate and started to work under that title you could not also continue to work as an LPN.
    The Pa State Board of Nursing is a good place to start your inquiry.Why would one wish to do this? If you are training as a GN is your rate of pay lower then your rate as an experienced LPN? Is the facility so short that they pushing you to fill in as an LPN? I don't think it is to your advantage-in Pa your role may be different and you need to adjust to your new responsibilities.IMHO if you are in a full time position as a GN you need to concentrate on that...

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