Hello! I have a question, I hope someone can help. I have had many different responses. I want to be able to work as a nurse in both the ER and Labor and Delivery. I am currently taking a 1 year Medical Assistant program, and I have been told that MA's are taking the place of LPN'S in hospitals and if I sighn a 2 year contract with a hospital they will allow me to be employed as a MA while they pay for me to get my RN is this true?
Sep 15, '06
From what I've gathered on this site, the only people who are telling MA students (or prospective students) that LPNs are being phased out in favor of MAs are administration for MA programs. It simply isn't so.
As it is, many spots that once went to LPNs are now going to RNs; although our hospital does employ and hire LPNs, it's not nearly what it once was. Shame, actually. But MAs? None in any hospital I'm familiar with here. Patient Care Techs (whether or not they are CNAs--certified) probably are the closest match.
Last edit by RNsRWe on Sep 15, '06