Can anyone tell me if an LPN is put in the charge position over an RN, and something goes wrong, is the RN held responsible even though the LPN was in charge? This situation came up at work a couple days ago, resulting in the RN quitting her job. This is not a n LPN versus RN thing, cause there's been enough of those on here, just asking a question. Any replies are greatly appreciated.
Jun 18, '03
Licensed practical nurse or (in Texas & California) licensed vocational nurse have less education. In California high school graduation is not even required. I went to school 12 months with a 2 week holiday in winter and one week in the spring.
Often very smart people take classes and gain experience so they know much more than required for their license.
In California the regulations that license hospitals require each patient to have a registered nurse responsible for the nursing process.
A certified nursing assistant (CNA) in CA is a minimum of 50 hours of didactic and 100 clinical hours. Their certificate is not called a license.
Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Jun 18, '03