Which states don't have medication aides?

  1. I am an LPN who is planning to return to nursing in August. I am wondering if I will be able to get a job since it is cheaper to hire a medication aide. Does anyone know which states don't have medication aides? Thanks
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  3. by   nightingale
    Quote from Blackcat99
    I am an LPN who is planning to return to nursing in August. I am wondering if I will be able to get a job since it is cheaper to hire a medication aide. Does anyone know which states don't have medication aides? Thanks
    No I do not but I would NOT worry about getting "a job". I would check out, in your area of where YOU want to live< what types of jobs are available in nursing. See if there is something that strikes your interest and try to take extra courses geared towards that, i.e. OB, L&D, CCU.

    Good luck and let us know how we can help.

    night
  4. by   PeninsulaRN
    Quote from Blackcat99
    I am an LPN who is planning to return to nursing in August. I am wondering if I will be able to get a job since it is cheaper to hire a medication aide. Does anyone know which states don't have medication aides? Thanks
    I think its useful to keep in mind that medication aides give medications only. They do not function as nurses, or replace them. You would still be needed to administer treatments, do complex dressing changes, documentation, etc.

    With that said, I know here in Maryland they utilize medication aides in LTC. I work with LPNs in acute care, though, so that might be something for you to think about.

    What areas interest you?
  5. by   Blackcat99
    Thanks for your messages. My favorite areas are correctional,psychiatric and LTC. I am worried that this August the want ads will say "Medication aides wanted not LPN's". Even worse, I am worried that If I am hired I will be asked to supervise the medication aides.I am worried that if a medication aide makes a mistake I will be held liable since I am the "nurse".I am also worried about the extra paperwork that will be expected of me if I am not passing meds.
  6. by   BadBird
    I have never worked where there were medication aides, I actually never heard of them before. I don't think you have to worry about not having a job as a nurse, good luck to you.
  7. by   bargainhound
    LPNs are in demand in Okla and Arkansas for sure.
  8. by   CAMMIERN
    BIG TIME HERE IN FLORIDA...YOU ALSO HAVE FULL RANGE OF YOUR LICENSE...SOME STATES AND HOSPITALS WONT LET YOU USE YOUR LICEENSE TO THEY FULL EXTENT, THATS WHY IM HERE

    :hatparty:

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