LPN'S Supervising RNs'? How would you feel? - page 4

I would like to start out by saying that I do respect LPN's and I am in favor of advancing in everyones careers. I am an RN on a PCU. Our hosp changed the "directors" title to Clinical Care... Read More

  1. by   fonmc56
    I am not confused in regard to anyones "role" in any health care setting. After 30 years it would be kind of hard to be confused. After a Clinical Director of several facilities in the company I worked for was an occupational therapist! I have no patience with the RN/LPN fight I see here. I for one never met with this constant I am better than you attitude, iI did no one had the nerve to approach me with it. I have an excellent background in any nursing area I have worked in simply because I strive to be the best. Knowledge is aquired by the individual regardless of their title. Education is earned by hard work as a knowledge base to expand upon.
    Be the best nurse you can be and let the rest sort itself out.
  2. by   MNlpn
    Quote from puggymae
    Does this nurse do a good job as a supervisor? Are her clinical skills sharp? Does she have good leadership/management skills? Does she have many years of experience? There must be some reason she was put into that position. Over the years some of the best nurses I have ever worked with were LPN's.
    Who says she, is she?
  3. by   payitforward
    It Shouldn't really matter. I am an LPN, AND have a bachelors degree. I choose NOT to have my RN because I am already a great nurse. Why is there always an issue between RNs and LPNs???? This always gets so old. One always thinks one is better than the other. Come on, we all share the term, "Nurse". and yes, some LPNs aren't all that- but neither are some RNs. Give it a rest already.
  4. by   MNlpn
    Quote from JoeyDog
    I have a similar story. I worked in an ICU (as a CNA) and could not figure out why the majority of the RN's talked poorly about the nurse manager. Basically it seemed like none of them had any respect for her. One day I finally asked why the nurses seemed to dislike her so much. I was told it was b/c she wasn't even a nurse...she was a Respiratory Tech!

    I have no idea how that situation ever came about as the Nurse Manager (RT) was the one who hired me, but being just a CNA I wondered how that could have been legeal. She was finally replaced with an RN,BSN, I beleive she went back to working as an RT.
    I work on an Acute Rehab Unit. We have a nurse manager. She is an RN, BSN, CCRN, CPAN blah blah blah. Her boss, who is the director of the unit, has no nursing background what so ever....her background is PT. Must be the wave of the future.
  5. by   fonmc56
    Quote from payitforward
    It Shouldn't really matter. I am an LPN, AND have a bachelors degree. I choose NOT to have my RN because I am already a great nurse. Why is there always an issue between RNs and LPNs???? This always gets so old. One always thinks one is better than the other. Come on, we all share the term, "Nurse". and yes, some LPNs aren't all that- but neither are some RNs. Give it a rest already.
    I suppose that will never happen.
  6. by   fonmc56
    Quote from MNlpn
    I work on an Acute Rehab Unit. We have a nurse manager. She is an RN, BSN, CCRN, CPAN blah blah blah. Her boss, who is the director of the unit, has no nursing background what so ever....her background is PT. Must be the wave of the future.
    Possibly!! I had a PT that was one of the the best.
  7. by   mary4mary
    I don't think LPNs should ever supervise, they should go to school and become an RN
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from mary4mary
    I don't think LPNs should ever supervise, they should go to school and become an RN
    I think you should seriously consider returning to school to learn how to compose gramatically correct sentences.
  9. by   fonmc56
    Quote from mary4mary
    I don't think LPNs should ever supervise, they should go to school and become an RN
    Everyone has a right to their opinion. Personally I know my capabilities. Along with the extremely intelligent, well educated, people that promoted me to the positions/titles I have held.:wink2:
  10. by   smk1
    As long as it isn't clinical supervision it shouldn't be a problem. I could see an issue if the LPN were trying to set clinical practice standards for the facility or something, or trying to direct an RN's clinical practice or judgement. (but really, who is going to try and do that?) I'm just a student (RN) but as long as things are done legally then it shouldn't matter.
  11. by   rambisisking
    Quote from slinkeecat
    I just find this fascinating. I was an LPN for years.... just got my BSN... I did it for personal satisfaction and I don't really see a problem w/ any NURSE... be it an lpn or rn... as long as she/he knows her stuff... As far as a clinical disagreement, ... It is my liscense, not her's/his... I would call the attending MD and let him/her decide the course of care for his/her pt. I worked too long and too hard to get where I am . I am so done w/ this lpn/rn debate that rears it's ugly little head. I take into consideration the person, their skills, judgement.... I don't really care if they are degreed....
    It is kind of like my opinion about dogs.... an AKC dog is fabulous....and so is a mutt.... both loveable....both can have fleas....
    now....I couldn't give a rat's tushy..... I am a nurse and ohhhh, if it is a legal issue that is really at issue then perhaps everyone should get out the BON book and check out your scope of practice as it applies to yuor state.... love to all nurses.....


    and what's more ...Thank Ya!

    Spoken like a true human being.
  12. by   slinkeecat
    Thank you...rambisisking!!!! I think we all have our own personal demons in nursing. We really need to support one another..... At work, I just do the best that I can... give gentle guidance to all the new nurses, and learn something new, better everyday!! I am no cheerleader, but I find the day goes better when I keep in mind "... and this too, will pass..." I also find that a coke and snickers bar helps too!!!!
  13. by   Holdingthebag
    Have no idea about any legalities about LVN's being over RN's, but I sure would not want to do it. I, as an LVN with 27 years had a really bad experience with an RN BSN new graduate back in 1994. I precepted her on the floor, she was hostile because of me being an LVN, and ended up saying I intimidated her when I was hanging IV's.(Didn't matter that my back was to her, she said I was staring at her.) She resented everything, even though I had to teach her how to insert a foley, among other things.(I sometimes wonder if new RN's are being taught not to respect LVN's in nursing school.) I have had other requests to precept new RN's, but have refused. Why bother, if they are upset about the RN LVN thing then they won't pay attention and learn. I would not want to be over RN's on the job either, as it would cause problems, and the work environment is no place for these kinds of problems.

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