Nursing student here. I need to find out why a facility doesn't fire the RN's and replace them with LPN's. I can't find a scope of practice for an LPN and from little research I've done they have pretty much the same job. Why am I even attending RN school if an LPN can do the same thing?
Apr 6, '04
Because an LPN cannot always do the same thing that RNs do. Pennsylvania LPNs were just now allowed to start taking telephone orders, for example.
And i'm sure there are a lot of RNs that wonder why LPNs aren't fired, since they can't do everything an RN can do.
You've mentioned that you've done little research. Do some more research and you will have your answer.
Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Apr 6, '04
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