"RN Shortage???" What about LPNs? - page 2

It seems to me that everything I read about the "Nursing Shortage", actually means "RN shortage". "How do we retain Rns?" "The survey of RNs showed..." Bla, bla, bla. This is by no means meant as... Read More

  1. by   nursesaideBen
    Lordy, I've never understood why RN's were labled proffesional nurses (I'm not trying to offend anyone) it makes it sound as if LPNs are "unprofesional nurses" you know? I always thought that when people talked about the nursing shortage they were talking about RNs, LPNs, and CNAs I mean I know CNA's are not nurses but we do deliever A LOT of basic nursing care. I really think the Nurse and CNA relationship is very important, I know myself I go out of my way for the nurses who are good to me, respect me, and help me when they can. Once that trust is formed it makes the days go by a lot smoother. I hope one day the "RN Syndrome" everyone has gotten with resolve, I hope one day people will realize that in healthcare it takes EVERYBODY not just one person or one credential to do it all.
  2. by   BigB
    It doesn't seem like an lvn shortage in northern cali....there does seem to be a big rn shirtage though.
  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from BigB
    It doesn't seem like an lvn shortage in northern cali....there does seem to be a big rn shirtage though.

    Hope everyone realizes this is a thread from 2003?

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