I am not sure whether this question has been asked and answered. But, I have noted that the
LVN/LPN scope of practice varies greatly state to state. Example: here in Calif LVNs are relegated to LTC, home health, private duty, med offices. Virtually no acute care jobs are available to LVNs.
What say you? What are you authorized to do and where are you authorized to work in your state.:redpinkhe
Feb 6, '10
by nursel56 Guide
As an LVN in California you aren't prohibited from working in an acute care hospital. Or limited to only LTC, private duty, and MD office. The reason there aren't many LVN jobs in acute care hospitals is that they have phased out hiring them.
If you're thinking of moving, just got to the web site of that state's RN/and or LVN/LPN Boards, such as the http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/
Hope this helps!
Last edit by nursel56 on Feb 6, '10