RNotes or LPNotes??

  1. Hello, I'm getting ready to enter the second semester of my LPN program. I was wondering if any of you have the RNotes or LPNotes books? If so, which one would you suggest? I also have a PDA so, PDA version or spiral version? I would love to get both versions but I'm on a budget.
    Thanks,
    Tina :spin:
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  3. by   CityKat
    I would recommend since you're in an LPN program to get the LPN notes. Until you're in the midst of getting your RN, don't waste the money. The scopes of practice are different between the RN and LPN.
  4. by   allthingsbright
    I bought RN notes and havent used them ONCE! :/
  5. by   Thedreamer
    The scopes of practice are different but not by much. LPN is capable of doing alot more then they are allowed to clinically wise. However get what fits your program. It doesnt make sense to buy something more suited to RN then LPN when youre in the LPN program.
  6. by   tookewlandy
    Buy the LPN notes, there is a lot an LPN cannot do that an RN can( at least where in my area)

    I have RN notes for PDA and I like it, i would recommend the PDA version of whatever prog you choose if you are allowed to use them
  7. by   CityKat
    Quote from Thedreamer
    The scopes of practice are different but not by much.
    When you think of assessing a patient, that is a considerable difference between the two scopes of practice.
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    explain, studentnursebean

    Quote from studentnursebean
    when you think of assessing a patient, that is a considerable difference between the two scopes of practice.
  9. by   trsa34
    Thank you all for the advice...LPNotes it is .
  10. by   tookewlandy
    i got my Rn Notes from Skyscape.com you may want to check there for LPN notes if you plan on getting it for your PDA
  11. by   trsa34
    I've tried doing a search on skyscape and google for LPNotes and I get no results, and on Amazon they only have the spiral boung book so I think I'll get it there.
  12. by   Little Panda RN
    I had to buy RNotes while in the LPN program. It was required. Not sure why but it was very helpful.
  13. by   Thedreamer
    Taken right off the Nursing boards website for scope of practice.

    LPN
    (a) Collecting data and conducting focused nursing assessments of the health status of clients.

    RN
    (a) Providing comprehensive nursing assessment of the health status of clients, families, groups, and communities.

    LPN is focused on patient. RN Does the patient, family, ect. When it comes to the patient care which is what I am referring to, there isnt a considerable difference in the actual patient assessment. LPN does a full head to toe just like the RN does, and in my state in most places where the LPN works, they do the assessment and the RN they report to signs off on it.
  14. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from trsa34
    I've tried doing a search on skyscape and google for LPNotes and I get no results, and on Amazon they only have the spiral boung book so I think I'll get it there.
    Check handango.com - they may have it.

    I had the spiral RN notes and found them useful; if I had known about the PDA version I would have bought that instead. We have to have the OB/Peds one this semester and I found that one on Handango.

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