There is one regular LPN in my subacute unit that I would prefer to take care of a family member over most of the RNs on the sub-acute floor.
Maybe who ever is staffing your sub-acute floor prefers some
of the experienced LPNs in the sub-acute unit? Or is it really LPN in sub-acute and RN in LTC rule?
When I was an LPN, I would get floated to the sub-acute unit from time to time even though there was an RN working the other LTC floor. I was told I could handle the sub-acute floor. There is not really any major things an LPN cannot do in my LTC/sub-acute facility because we always have an RN supervisor around for the "RN stuff".
When I became an RN, I was floated more frequently to the sub-acute unit and disliked it because I did not like doing admissions/readmissions. I was working 3-11 shift so most admissions come on my shift.
Personally, I would be happy if I were in your facility because I would be in the LTC side with the "stable patients".