question maybe you know the answer

  1. can lpn's do charge in a hospital setting if the facility allows it?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Good question. The LPN's in Florida are under the supervision of the RN, so perhaps if there is an RN somewhere, like a house super that is taking responsibility???? Probably depends on the state.

    Where I work the only place an LPN has ever been in charge is the Skilled Nursing Unit, and they are under different rules.

    I would say in Florida, the answer is "no", but I could be wrong, it's just based on what I've seen.
  4. by   TazziRN
    The only time I've seen LVNs in charge is in SNF/LTC units when there were no RNs.
  5. by   neverlandlpn2001
    thank you for your help
  6. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from TazziRN
    The only time I've seen LVNs in charge is in SNF/LTC units when there were no RNs.
    Ditto for Tennessee
  7. by   TheCommuter
    The charge nurse at hospitals is, under most circumstances, an RN.

    The charge nurse at most extended care facilities is, under most circumstances, an LPN/LVN. I am an LVN charge nurse at a nursing home and my three ADONs are all LVNs.
  8. by   NebbyLPN
    I've only been a charge nurse in nursing homes. When I worked in a hospital there were times when we were short staffed that I was sort of a team leader and working with an RN, but she got into trouble for doing it.

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