I have been offered a job in a LTC as an LPN, but will start as a GPN since I have yet to take boards. I got this job before I even graduated so I was pretty darn stoked. Great, great pay as a GPN (around 15 plus diff) and LPN (20 plus diff)! (also very clean, high end facility)
I will be a "GPN" but are requiring me to challenge the CNA to have while working as a GPN?
(and they are willing to pay for the exam)
Once I pass boards I will transition into the LPN position, but they said anyone taking care of clients needs to be a CNA or an LPN to "keep things legal". I guess in my state GPN's can't pass meds, some new state law.
Is it normal to just be a very high paid CNA, doing mostly CNA duties as a GPN? Not that I have ANY problem working as a CNA!! Just curious if it was normal? (btw, how mortifying would it be to fail the challenge
, I did very well in LPN program but fundamental course was more centered around nursing process then brushing teeth, transfer, etc.)