I think if you look at the definition of scope of practice between a RN and LPN and for that matter unlicensed assistive staff. Some of the fundamental differences when it comes to all work other than Human resource/administrative tasks i.e. I need help with my FMLA, I am a RN and the person tasked to assist me is a LPN or a unlicensed staff member. A RN may practice under their own license. A LPN shall work under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse, physician or dentist (this is common in some states). A RN may perform a comprehensive assessment. A LPN may perform a focused assessment, care plans
the RN develops and implements the care plan, the LPN may contribute to the care plan and or development but cannot develop/evaluate the care plan. Some states do not allow LPN's to provide health education/counseling but this is within the RN scope of practice. Medication management is within the scope and practice of the RN but the LPN may administer medication but there are some medication that only a RN or above can administer (usually requiring ongoing assessments)
I would not have heartburn with a LPN overseeing my administrative needs/issues, if the LPN was ensuring all audits have been completed and if I have not completed my audits and the LPN says hey I need those audits completed so I can turn them in...the only oversight I see is to get the audits done I am OK with this, if the LPN is reviewing audit content that includes any of my nursing judgment then it should come from a RN, not the LPN, for how can I take instruction from someone who I am suppose to supervise for direct nursing cares, when my scope of practice exceeds the LPN scope of practice. What if I thought an assessment or audit direct nursing task result should be the way I wanted it and not the LPN who I am speaking to, would I listen to the LPN, well yes, but I still would not change my assessment. In the end I would ultimately be the one responsible in a court of law and I most certainly would not stand there and say but the LPN told me to complete this task this way...the court would not care I would be judged by my license and scope of practice.