PA reg ? regarding Restorative Nursing

  1. Hi...does anyone know if PA regs allow an LPN to be a Restorative Nurse Manager? Thanks in advance for any help.
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  3. by   jkaee
    If I remember correctly, at my last job an LPN was the Restorative Nurse "Coordinator." She assessed all new Rest Nsg residents, charted, sat in on care conference, etc. We also had a Dementia Unit, and an LPN was the manager of that unit, as well. I think as long as there's an RN to handle orders, and to "oversee" things, then it's okay.

    Hope this helped a little!

  4. by   Talino
    Pennsylvania Codes

    (b) If specialized nursing services are provided, they shall be governed by Chapter 109 (relating to nursing services) and by the following provisions:
    (1) Restorative nursing services shall be under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse qualified by training and experience in rehabilitation and restorative nursing.
    131.5. Nursing Services

    Chapter 109: Nursing Services
  5. by   soootired
    Thanks, Talino,
    This is exactly what I was looking for.

    Quote from Talino
    Pennsylvania Codes

    131.5. Nursing Services

    Chapter 109: Nursing Services
  6. by   ktwlpn
    In Pa you can have an LPN as the restorative program co-ordinator or whatever as long as you have an RN DON or ADON to sign off on the program....You have to have an RN sign off on your MDS- so restorative programs and goals are evaluated then,too
  7. by   nursetee365
    I'm just starting as a Restorative Nurse can anyone help me to be a good Restorative Nurse.