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Hi I am new to the boards and and considering applying to a private LPN school. In my research I was trying to find exactly what LPN's did and I was wondering if LPN's change diapers or if that was more a CNA thing. I heard that is CNA duties but then I read that it is more a LPN jobs.
Could someone tell me more about LPN duties?
Here are some differences between CNAs and LPNs.....
1. My CNAs earn $9 hourly. I earn more than double their hourly wage ($18.50 per hour, to be more precise).
2. I don't change diapers, feed patients, transfer patients, give baths, or perform what are commonly known as "CNA duties".
3. I administer medications and treatments, report changes in condition, dress wounds, verify orders, perform CPR during codes, operate wound vacuums, flush PICC lines, keep G-tubes patent, chart, do assessments, and a whole host of other duties.
4. I posess a state-issued nursing license and am responsible for maintaining it. CNAs are not licensed.
The CNAs are very important to the healthcare team, but I am not one. Please click on the links below to learn the objective differences.
LPN duties and job outlook
CNA duties and outlook