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"LPNs are glorified CNAs"

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Crystal-Wings has 4 years experience as a LVN.

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Anyone who thinks that is ignorant and not worth the energy arguing with.

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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I work in Acute Care in Canada.  The only way to become a nurse is a two year PN programme or four year BScN.

i push the same drugs as the RNs on my unit.  I carry the same patient load.  I report only to the Charge as do the RNs.  Our assignments are by room block, so if ou patients change during the shift we deal with it.  Fresh ICU discharge? We take them.

The main difference between the two nurses on my unit?  LPNs can’t SPIIKE Travisol or blood bags.  

I wish I could say, I can’t look after patient X, because of expected outcome. Did try it once, my Manager just looked at me and said you or a new grad RN?  I’d rather have you care for the patient, you know what you are doing.

 

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