Hospital lays off LPN's.

  1. 1 fairview southdale hospital is laying off all of their 23 lpn's as of 9/5/08. here is a article regarding this layoff.

    http://www.twincities.com/crime/ci_10049562

    fired nurses accuse fairview southdale hospital of age discrimination

    hospital accused of age discrimination against 'old lpns'
    by jeremy olson
    jolson@pioneerpress.com

    article last updated: 07/30/2008 11:46:13 pm cdt

    fairview southdale hospital in edina is facing a federal age-discrimination complaint because it is firing 25 nurses — and 23 of them are older veteran nurses.
    the firings eliminate the remaining licensed practical nurses, or lpns, from the edina hospital as it moves to a model using only registered nurses, or rns. while many hospitals are going in this direction, the fired lpns believe fairview grew impatient because they weren't retiring as quickly as anticipated.
    "they want to get rid of these old lpns, so they're going to come up with any reason they can think of," said bob crock, an lpn at fairview southdale for 16 years.
    the lpns received termination notices this week but have known for more than a month that their jobs were in jeopardy. a memo on 2008 nurse staffing said fairview southdale would switch to all registered nurses, who have more training than lpns and more ability under state law to treat patients and administer medications.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 4, '08 : Reason: added weblink; please do not copy/paste entire article due to copyright infringement issues
  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. Visit  Smokey9283 profile page

    About Smokey9283

    Joined Jun '08; Posts: 94; Likes: 130.

    112 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  Smokey9283 profile page
    8
    Here is a youtube video that the LPN's along with SEIU in an attempt to gain support regarding their layoffs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqau--UdAGY

    Let's rally together as a nursing community to fight this growing trend of LPN layoff.
  5. Visit  ohmeowzer RN profile page
    0
    this is the sad state of nursing as it is today. they don't hire LPN's at my hospital anymore.... it's to bad that hospitals don't use all their resources...
  6. Visit  ohmeowzer RN profile page
    0
    where is this hospital?
  7. Visit  Smokey9283 profile page
    2
    Edina Minnesota
    suejara and ohmeowzer RN like this.
  8. Visit  GingerSue profile page
    2
    Why can't they help these staff re: education in order to upgrade?
    flightnurse2b and herring_RN like this.
  9. Visit  Dalzac profile page
    0
    They did that here once back in the midninety's It didn't work they rehired them back within 3 months
  10. Visit  Otessa profile page
    0
    This is something that happened back in 1992 at a hospital I used to work. The LPNs that were left were either demoted to a nursing assistant or got their education to become an RN paid for-most took the RN route.

    It is now an RN-primary care hospital.

    otessa
  11. Visit  angel337 profile page
    0
    this must be so devastating for them. i pray that something works out in their favor.
  12. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    0
    Moved to the Nursing News forum.
  13. Visit  llg profile page
    1
    I've been a nurse for 31 years and have worked for 6 hospitals in 6 different states. Only 1 of them (the first one, 30 years ago) hired LPN's -- though none laid off LPN"s while I was there. They transferred them out of the ICU's and then did not replace LPN's when they retired. Those who remained were shifted to the less acute care areas, outpatient clinics, etc.

    With the increased acuity in many hospitals, it is becoming common to have an all-RN staff on units with acutely ill patients whose care is complex and may change rapidly. In many hospitals, that's all the departments.
    Otessa likes this.
  14. Visit  ELLE_BORN profile page
    3
    [font='calligraph421 bt'][color=#622423] i urge everyone on this site to take one minute to help these women i did.
    [font='calligraph421 bt'][color=#622423]imagine the ceo when hundreds if not thousands of nurses from around the world called!!!! we have a chance here to actually do some good for our fellow nurses.

    [font='calligraph421 bt']
    [font='calligraph421 bt'][color=#622423]watch this video it is the nurses talking about how much this has hurt them.
    [font='calligraph421 bt']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqau--udagy
    [font='calligraph421 bt']fairview southdale hospital is laying off all of their 23 lpn's as of 9/5/08. here is a article regarding this layoff.

    [font='calligraph421 bt']http://www.twincities.com/crime/ci_10049562

    [font='calligraph421 bt']fired nurses accuse fairview southdale hospital of age discrimination

    [font='calligraph421 bt']hospital accused of age discrimination against 'old lpns'
    [font='calligraph421 bt']by jeremy olson
    [font='calligraph421 bt']jolson@pioneerpress.com
    [font='calligraph421 bt']article last updated: 07/30/2008 11:46:13 pm cdt

    [font='calligraph421 bt']fairview southdale hospital in edina is facing a federal age-discrimination complaint because it is firing 25 nurses — and 23 of them are older veteran nurses.
    [font='calligraph421 bt']the firings eliminate the remaining licensed practical nurses, or lpns, from the edina hospital as it moves to a model using only registered nurses, or rns. while many hospitals are going in this direction, the fired lpns believe fairview grew impatient because they weren't retiring as quickly as anticipated.
    [font='calligraph421 bt']"they want to get rid of these old lpns, so they're going to come up with any reason they can think of," said bob crock, an lpn at fairview southdale for 16 years.
    [font='calligraph421 bt']the lpns received termination notices this week but have known for more than a month that their jobs were in jeopardy. a memo on 2008 nurse staffing said fairview southdale would switch to all registered nurses, who have more training than lpns and more ability under state law to treat patients and administer medications.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 5, '08 : Reason: removed telephone number
  15. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
    3
    If my hospital tried this, they would lose over 300 experienced and well educated nurses. Most of our units are staffed on a 50/50 ratio.

    Only in America.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.

Top