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  1. i'm fairly new to this website & wanted to say hello to whomever may be out there.

    i do have a question.

    i am currently a nursing assistant. march or sept. i will begin a LPN program here in ohio. i have heard from some that LPN's will someday(if not in the near future)be phased out. is that a true statement.

    any response would be greatly appreciated.

    have a wonderful.

    serena2
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  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome.

    Yes and no. Our manager is not opening up any new LPN positions. We have a core staff of LPNs who have been there for years, and RNs is what we need. Around here it's hard for a new grad LPN to get hired in a hospital, but it's not unheard of. Here LPNs enjoy a wide variety of opportunity in Long Term Care.

    It's different in differing parts of the country.

    Since this is the "Introductions" forum, you might try asking on the Ohio Forum.

    This topic is also discussed here: http://allnurses.com/forums/f8/elimi...ht=LPNs+phased
  4. by   neeneedavis
    Hi there -
    LPN's being phased out has been rumored for many, many years. While in some areas of the country it may be difficult for LPNs to get hospital jobs other areas you get your pick of jobs. Several hospitals in my hometown tried the all RN thing a couple of years back but it barely lasted a year - not enough nurses. There is a place for all of us in nursing and we need to support and stand up for eachother!!!:icon_hug:
  5. by   serena2
    thank u very much for ur input. i will definitely keep it in mind as i venture out into the nursing world.

    have a wonderful.
  6. by   serena2
    thank u very much for ur response.

    have a wonderful.

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