Can a Registered Psychiatric Nurse apply for LPN positions



I am currently considering doing the Registered Psychiatric nursing Diploma program. We don't have RN's in our residenital here in my small community. My question is, can a RPN apply for LPN jobs and work in a position that would usually be covered by an LPN?

Are there rules against this? Could an RN or RPN apply for a position and be paid LPN wage, say if job prospects are slim? Just like an LPN can work as a Care Aide( I do realize this is a little different)



Has 18 years experience. 8,343 Posts

Do you have a practice permit to be an LPN?


Has 13 years experience. 76 Posts


You have to be registered with the LPN collage of that province, eg. CLPNA in Alberta.