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I'm in Ontario looking for info and difference

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Tal261 Tal261 (New) New

Hi... I'm looking into getting my RPN but there are so many acronyms and not sure where to start I know I want to be an RPN but what it the difference between RPN, LPN, CNA, HELP ME PLEASE

And do RPN prefer injections??

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Ontario is the only province that uses the RPN designation. The rest of the country uses LPN.

What to you mean by "prefer injections"?

CNAs are below LPNs. The LPNs guide them in what to do and they always under the supervision of an LPN and CNAs have no independent authority. LPNs can perform the same work as CNAs but not the other way around. Also, for CNAs you usually only need to take like an 8 week course, whereas for LPNs you need a 2-year diploma.

LPNs report to RNs.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

CNAs are below LPNs. The LPNs guide them in what to do and they always under the supervision of an LPN and CNAs have no independent authority. LPNs can perform the same work as CNAs but not the other way around. Also, for CNAs you usually only need to take like an 8 week course, whereas for LPNs you need a 2-year diploma.

LPNs report to RNs.

LPNs are independent and work under their own licence. They report to the Charge Nurse as do their fellow RNs.