RN? RPN? LPN? What does it mean?Register Today!
- by pamiwhite05 Feb 4Can anyone tell me what RN, RPN and LPN stands for and what each means? I am a British nurse trying to find out as much as I can about Canadian healthcare an nursing, In UK I am a registered nurse, I qualified from university after 3 years and have a Bsc in nursing, I am unsure what category I would fall under in Canada?
- Feb 4 by Silverdragon102RN = Registered Nurse, LPN = Licensed Practical Nurse (think of the old Enrolled Nurse in the UK, training similar and generally 2 years long) and RPN depending on province stands for either Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse (similar to LPN)
- Feb 4 by Fiona59Ontario is the ONLY province that calls LPNs, RPNs. The LPN is best compared to the now defunct SEN in the UK.
RPN West of Ontario is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. A Registered Nurse with an intense focus on mental health nursing. They are also qualified to work as RNs
- Feb 5 by Daisy_08Sounds like RN to me, but I'm not qualified to say so.