I am hearing a lot of rumors circulating that LPN will be phased out. I understand they don't have a good chance getting hired on at a hospital without years of experience, but I would like to work in long term care after I graduate in 1.5 years. I start January 2013.
I feel that LTC will hire many LPN's and just enough RN's to keep the place looking good. LPN to hire will be paid less than an RN so it saves the facility a bit of money I feel, in the long run. There is always the why hire an LPN when I can hire an RN but why wouldn't you hire an LPN? As long as an rn is in the building, you can have as many under paid LPN's as you would like! Right?!