Hi. I'm just "reviving" this thread because I was about to start one that is very similar.
My questions: What is the typical training of a LPN? I know it varies state to state and program to program, but is it generally 1 year, 2 years? If it is 2 years, I cannot understand why someone wouldn't just do a ADN program? Unless it is just the competativeness to get in?
It is my understanding that LPNs make less money and must be supervised by RNs; is this true?
I searched nursing jobs
as part of my career research and was surprised to find that many jobs posted a starting pay for LPNs of let's say $19 an hour, but for a RN applying for the same position maybe $23 an hour....it this pretty normal that for (seemingly) the exact same position a RN would get paid more just by virtue of being a RN?
Also, can LPNs work alone on a shift, or does there always have to be a RN to "supervise" them? I know it all varies state by state but I'm just looking for general information here.
Thanks, and I mean no disrespect to either profession by my questions, I sincerely do not comprehend the difference other than title and pay.