LPN education is totally different from that of an MA. Nursing education is about more than being able to perform procedures.
Nurses administer I.V. meds, parenteral nutrition, central line therapy, administer blood and blood components.
Develop and implement nursing care plans
Participate in patient and family health teaching and discharge planning.
Participate in ongoing education and training for paraprofessional staff.
Perform functional supervisory duties, give and receive change of shift report, assign assistants to work areas and to specific patients.
Intervene in emergency situations as needed. Makes nursing assessments, identifies problems and selects appropriate nursing interventions which requires critical thinking and this must be learned in nursing school and only truely comes about with nursing experience.