My name is Mandy and I want to ask a question. I'm interested in being a RN but right now it's easier for me to start out as a LPN. I've been told that LPNs are being phased out is that true or a crock?
Mar 19, '08
Many hospitals eliminated their LPN positions several years ago. However, there are still LPN positions in long term care facilities, in clinics, and other settings where the patients are not as unstable as they usually are in hospitals.
A lot depends on the specific geographic region. In some areas of the country, there are more LPN jobs than in others. You'll need to find out the status in YOUR town to get the information most important to you. For example, the small town hospital near where I grew up still uses LPN's for routine care on their general med/surg units. However, I've spent most of my career in large teaching hospitals and have worked with very few LPN's in my career -- and that was a long time ago.
Last edit by llg on Mar 19, '08