LPNs: Myths And Misconceptions (Part IV) - page 3

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have made significant contributions to the nursing profession in several different countries for many years. However, a multitude of myths and misconceptions exist... Read More

  1. by   DoGoodThenGo
    Quote from tothepointeLVN
    It's the best solution the only thing I'm concerned about is accessibility. Integrate those science courses in. Don't make it like RN programs where you have to take 2 years to jump over hoops just to get a chance to start.

    I remember when I live in NZ and was looking at studying design they had a program which was typical of certain education programs. You do the first year you got a certificate, you do the second year you got a diploma, you go the third year you got your bachelors degree. Also make home the CNA/PCT role requires a one year certificate. Qualification Overview
    Accessibility is all very well, but from where one is sitting if LPNs have prayer of getting back into acute care settings in any big way the bar is going to have to be raised. This would probably translate into more focus on theory and rationale along with ratching up more of the "thinking" skills as opposed to merely technical ones.
  2. by   tothepointeLVN
    Yes the bar needs to be raised but if there is the same barriers to entry for a LPN program as there are to an RN program then why would any one chose the former? It is possible to have a program that is integrated with an appropriate entry exam system.