Quote from unitek1963
I disagree, Lori. Here in the U.S., the LPN is, in fact, being "phased out" of the acute care setting, which is unfortunate, but happening nonetheless. I would bet my last
that it won't be long before Canada follows.
This question is aimed at Canadians to answer. The employment and education of nurses up here is very different to that of the US.
The CNA is looking at having the PN become the entry level of nursing up here, with nursing education being laddered from PN-RN-MSN-PhD.
Our basic course for a PN is a miniumum of four college semesters and includes the first year arts completed by BScN students.
While your input is welcome, I really doubt that most American posters have the knowledge to comment on nursing in Canada.
To put it bluntly, if my province did "phase" out LPNs, they would be short roughly 4,500 acute care NURSES.