lpn as ADON? - page 6

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Lpn as ADON? Just wondering how that works. Are they in charge when the DON is gone? That doesn't make sense because legally a lpn can't supervise Rns. Just wondering how a lpn can get by with doing resident admissions,... Read More


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    I know that a lot of LTCs do have LPN/LVN as the ADON. I think it does come down to the money part. I agree, I would have a very hard time having a LPN/LVN supervising me. I really don't think they are ever in "Charge" perse, I think they would have to refer to the Charge Nurse if she were an RN. It is a money thing but let me tell you here and now - I would take an LVN/LPN right now as an ADON because I don't have one and it sucks big time. If I had an LVN/LPN as an ADON she would probably have to answer to the weekend RN because even in the administrative level the scope of practice is limited.
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    I know that a lot of LTCs do have LPN/LVN as the ADON.  I think it does come down to the money part.  I agree, I would have a very hard time having a LPN/LVN supervising me.  I really don't think they are ever in "Charge" perse, I think they would have to refer to the Charge Nurse if she were an RN.  It is a money thing but let me tell you here and now - I would take an LVN/LPN right now as an ADON because I don't have one and it sucks big time.  If I had an LVN/LPN as an ADON she would probably have to answer to the weekend RN because even in the administrative level the scope of practice is limited.


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