RN working as LVN in correctional facility.

  1. Does anybody know if an RN can work as an LVN in a correctional facility in the state of California? I Couldnt find any information about this on the BRN website. Thanks for the Help!
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  3. by   mom35
    I am running across this too in TX. Were told that only needed one rn, but would hire RN as LVN but at RN rate.
  4. by   Orca
    I'm not sure about your state, but in mine a nurse cannot work in a job for which he or she does not hold the appropriate license. I am an RN, but I cannot take an LPN position because I don't have a PN license.
  5. by   Daisy212
    Thank you for the advice.
  6. by   caliotter3
    I would contact the State personnel board and ask about this. When I inquired, there were positions listed for both the RN and LVN level, so I would assume one would have no problem qualifying at the RN level and receiving the RN level of pay. Call them and ask.
  7. by   Esme12
    You need to check with the board. The facility is getting away with robbery paying a LPN salary and having an RN for if anyting goes wrong you will be held accountable as a RN becaue you are one.