Can LPNs develop care plans


Are LPNs expected or allowed to independantly develop care plans on LTC patients at your workplace

CapeCodMermaid, RN

6,089 Posts

Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health. Has 30 years experience.

Yes they are.


55 Posts

Specializes in Admin, ER, ICU, Med-Surg. Has 13 years experience.

In Iowa they may develop a care plan but it must be cosigned by an R.N.

Specializes in LTC, Hospice, Case Management. Has 37 years experience.

Yes, did it for years as an LPN. No co-sign needed in my state.

Chin up

694 Posts

Specializes in Med surg, LTC, Administration. Has 26 years experience.

In Massachusetts we are allowed, no co sign needed. I write all the Medicaid care plans in my facility upon admission and annually thereafter. The staff nurses update them as needed. Quarterly, I check all medicaid care plans for accuracy. peace!