I need to write a paper on a popular debate for a class I'm taking. In the rural hospital I work in there is often the phrase "LPN"s can do almost everything an RN can do, yet they get paid the big bucks" floating around. I am not agreeing with this statement or disagreeing with it...I just hear it a lot and would like some thoughts from other nurses....both LPNs and RNs for my paper. Thanks in advance for your time and assistance. Please let's not get nasty with each other....just straight forward comments would be appreciated.