LPN verses MLPN?????

  1. Hi, I am currently trying to get into the LPN program at my school. I have lots of people telling me to just go for my RN, but at the moment scheduling makes it impossible. So, I'm planning on LPN/RN bridge. My question is what is the difference between a MLPN and a LPN? I work at a hospital and they seem to hire MLPNs.

    Also, where is the best places to work as a LPN? Pay ranges?
    Thanks your help in advance,
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  3. by   caliotter3
    Never heard of MLPN. Probably a new term coined by the hospital to make its jobs look more desirable or to distinguish duties at a glance, maybe the M stands for "medical". Hospitals have started using the phrase, "Patient Care Technician", or similar, to lend an aura of special to someone who is a CNA with some added employer training/duties. A CNA is a CNA and an LPN is an LPN.
  4. by   jen405
    That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure.

  5. by   caliotter3
    You know, in general, you're not considered to have medical or surgical experience, until you've done that type of work in an acute care hospital, so that might have something to do with the designation, as opposed to say an LPN who has only worked in a LTC facility.
  6. by   systoly
    MLPN = Male LPN

    just kidding, I have no clue what it stands for
  7. by   caliotter3
    Quote from systoly
    MLPN = Male LPN

    just kidding, I have no clue what it stands for
    If it stands for "male" LPN, I wonder if they're being subtle enough?
  8. by   systoly
    Quote from caliotter3
    If it stands for "male" LPN, I wonder if they're being subtle enough?
    Ok, now my title just changed to SMLPN (s = slow)
    subtle enough? - I don't get it
  9. by   nursesaurus
    I think it has something to do with medications. The Ohio Board of Nursing has started classifying LPNs not only for IV therapy cert, but also if ur cert to give medications. Because d/t discipline I guess some arent, or for other reasons I guess. But I did a search on google and under this link it also had a link to Duke University and a job description of an LPN and it sounded like regular old LPN duties. so IDK.
  10. by   nursesaurus
  11. by   EMR*LPN
    A few years back, I remember seeing want ads in Ohio for CLPNs...never figured out what that meant either.
  12. by   nursel56
    What the heck is an MLPN? sigh. . just another one of those fancy new feel-good names for the same thing we've done since the Pleistocene Epoch? :uhoh21:
  13. by   J4865
    I've never heard of an MLPN either.
  14. by   Jalisonm
    Feb 16, 2007 · "Some states distinguish between the general LPN role and the MLPN (indicating medication administration) or LPN II."

    I researched and found the above. I am a travel RN, about to begin a contract at Duke, and I know their title is "Medical" LPN; MLPN.