I work in LTC in a Nursing home type facility in MN. We get admissions later into the evening shift. Besides having 22 residents to do heavy med passes for along with treatments , our facility makes us do admissions. There is no desk nurse/person to help and the charge nurse who is an LPN is busy with shift call ins or having to take patients herself and cover a wing. All assesments such as the braden scale, pain assesment, skin assesment, tissue tolerance assesment, nursing assessment, bladder assesment, start of temporary care plan, all orders ect have to be done by myself. A RN does not see these patients when they come into our facility. Is it legal or within my scope of practice to do assesments? Assesments are not cosigned by an RN. I was taught that LPN's cannot do assesments.