Pls answer this...

  1. Can a LPN teach in a classroom setting? If so, do they need to be supervised by a RN while doing so?
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  3. by   pedinurse05
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    Can a LPN teach in a classroom setting? If so, do they need to be supervised by a RN while doing so?
    Yes, LPN/LVN's can teach in class settings. I have seen want adds in the paper for LPN/LVN instructors for medical assisting, nurse aide, and LPN/LVN . The requirements were LPN/LVN certification plus 2-3 years experience. There was an add in my local paper this past Sunday. As a rule, according to my state's BON, LVN's are not independent practioners. They are under the direction and supervision of the RN...however, if the LVN is teaching within her scope, I think the LVN is more than capable of doing teaching independently.

    Missy
  4. by   TheCommuter
    When I was attending Medical Assisting school over five years ago, my classroom instructor was an LVN (albeit not a very good one). In addition, the so-called 'Director of Nursing' of this very same trade school was an LVN. So yes, LVNs can teach in the classroom setting with the appropriate certification and a minimum of three years of working experience as an LVN.

    Also, Certified Medical Assistants are allowed to teach Medical Assistant classes just as long as they have three years of work experience and the appropriate certification to teach.

    When I was an LVN student throughout this past year, one of my clinical instructors was an LVN. Therefore, LVNs are allowed to teach other LVNs.

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