I have been wondering about this concept. I am basically burned out. I've been a nurse for over 26 years. I worked NICU for 24 years now I work in a busy call center for over a year. My ideal job would be in a clinic at this point. Every time I look online through my organization almost all of the clinic jobs are for LVNs. I think RNs stay in their clinic jobs and never leave. I want to find out how much the LVNs get paid and go from there. I might be willing to take a substantial pay cut. However maybe the legality of it wont work out. Can a RN work as a LVN??