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LPNs? What do they do? Where can they work? Difference between LPN vs RN?
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LPNs? What do they do? Where can they work? Difference between LPN vs RN?

I have heard and read the same questions rather frequently. Heck, I am almost certain that you have probably encountered these very same questions, too. What is...

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Not just an Ordinary Nurse
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Not just an Ordinary Nurse

Becoming an LPN was a goal I made come true in 2011. I'm 51 and went back to school and have been an LPN now for over 5 years. My being a nurse not only has been...

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So, when are you going to get your RN?

I am a happy LPN. I got my LPN late in life, because circumstances were all in place for me to do so. I was interested in increasing my clinical skill set. It...

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LPNs Often Fare Better Than Some Degree Earners

Some readers might be aware that a college bubble is forming in the United States. Since so many people in this day and age have earned college degrees when...

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LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part II)

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have impacted healthcare in an integral manner in various countries for many years. In fact, the role of the LPN has existed for ...

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LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part III)

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have provided basic nursing care in multiple countries for many years. Still, LPNs remain misunderstood in the world of...

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LPN = Life's Perfect Nurse?

According to at least one definition, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) is a nurse who has successfully completed a practical nursing program, and has passed the...

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I'm an LPN and I understand.
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I'm an LPN and I understand.

I'm a new Nurse. I spend a lot of my time on a nursing home corridor behind a med cart, or more like a rolling Walgreens kiosk. I stay at work 1, 2 sometimes maybe...

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Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses (LPNs / LVNs)

In the nursing profession, LPN is a commonly utilized acronym that stands for licensed practical nurse. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a licensed...

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Humble Pie

In taking my own advice, there needs to be a point in time that an LPN decides not to internalize. Even those who feel as if they are being set up to fail need to...

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What is the Difference Between LPN and LVN?

First of all, LPN is a commonly used acronym that stands for licensed practical nurse. According to Johnson (n.d.), a licensed practical nurse is an entry-level...

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LPNs: Myths And Misconceptions (Part IV)

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have made significant contributions to the nursing profession in several different countries for many years. However, a multitude...

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LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part I)

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have impacted the delivery of healthcare in a positively beneficial manner in multiple countries for many years. In fact, the role...

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