APN vrs LPN

  1. In Illinois, what's the difference between a LPN and APN?
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    APN is an advanced practice nurse. In Illinois, this is usually a master's prepared RN, approximately six years of education beyond high school. An LPN is a licensed practical nurse, usually a nurse with approximately one year of education beyond high school. Does that explain it well enough?
  4. by   RobLPN
    Quote from traumaRUs
    APN is an advanced practice nurse. In Illinois, this is usually a master's prepared RN, approximately six years of education beyond high school. An LPN is a licensed practical nurse, usually a nurse with approximately one year of education beyond high school. Does that explain it well enough?

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