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LPNs? What do they do? Where can they work? Difference between LPN vs RN?

LPNs? What do they do? Where can they work? Difference between LPN vs RN?

by TheCommuter - I have heard and read the same questions rather frequently. Heck, I am almost certain that you have probably encountered these very same questions, too. What is... Read More →

Last comment by OntarioRPN1
Not just an Ordinary Nurse

Not just an Ordinary Nurse

by betweenus64 - Becoming an LPN was a goal I made come true in 2011. I'm 51 and went back to school and have been an LPN now for over 5 years. My being a nurse not only has been... Read More →

Last comment by downsouthlaff
So, when are you going to get your RN?

So, when are you going to get your RN?

by jadelpn - I am a happy LPN. I got my LPN late in life, because circumstances were all in place for me to do so. I was interested in increasing my clinical skill set. It... Read More →

Last comment by Lmomma
LPNs Often Fare Better Than Some Degree Earners

LPNs Often Fare Better Than Some Degree Earners

by TheCommuter - Some readers might be aware that a college bubble is forming in the United States. Since so many people in this day and age have earned college degrees when... Read More →

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LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part II)

LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part II)

by TheCommuter - Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have impacted healthcare in an integral manner in various countries for many years. In fact, the role of the LPN has existed for ... Read More →

Last comment by LilacHeart
LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part III)

LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part III)

by TheCommuter - Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have provided basic nursing care in multiple countries for many years. Still, LPNs remain misunderstood in the world of... Read More →

Last comment by scurbro
LPN = Life's Perfect Nurse?

LPN = Life's Perfect Nurse?

by TheCommuter - According to at least one definition, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) is a nurse who has successfully completed a practical nursing program, and has passed the... Read More →

Last comment by cjcsoon2bnp
I'm an LPN and I understand.

I'm an LPN and I understand.

by downsouthlaff - I'm a new Nurse. I spend a lot of my time on a nursing home corridor behind a med cart, or more like a rolling Walgreens kiosk. I stay at work 1, 2 sometimes maybe... Read More →

Last comment by quitor1moretry
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses (LPNs / LVNs)

Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses (LPNs / LVNs)

by TheCommuter - In the nursing profession, LPN is a commonly utilized acronym that stands for licensed practical nurse. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a licensed... Read More →

Last comment by LPNJudy208
Humble Pie

Humble Pie

by jadelpn - In taking my own advice, there needs to be a point in time that an LPN decides not to internalize. Even those who feel as if they are being set up to fail need to... Read More →

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What is the Difference Between LPN and LVN?

What is the Difference Between LPN and LVN?

by TheCommuter - First of all, LPN is a commonly used acronym that stands for licensed practical nurse. According to Johnson (n.d.), a licensed practical nurse is an entry-level... Read More →

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LPNs: Myths And Misconceptions (Part IV)

LPNs: Myths And Misconceptions (Part IV)

by TheCommuter - Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have made significant contributions to the nursing profession in several different countries for many years. However, a multitude... Read More →

Last comment by tothepointeLVN
LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part I)

LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part I)

by TheCommuter - Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have impacted the delivery of healthcare in a positively beneficial manner in multiple countries for many years. In fact, the role... Read More →

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