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My professor is an LPN in a BSN program

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by Chadnurse Chadnurse (New) New

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Hello everyone,

I am in my senior year in a BSN program in Tennessee. I just learned my professor for next Semester is not an RN she is an LPN. I'm curious to see if this is allowed?

Thanks.

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That makes no sense when most BSN programs require that instructors publish as well as hold at least an MSN.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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Are you certain of this? Did he/ she perhaps START as an LPN and you misunderstood? Does he/she teach something other than nursing and holds a degree in that area?

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Nope I checked her credentials she has a PHD in her field with her LPN

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This sounds like someone I once worked with. Fancy degree from an Ivy League school but only an LVN. The employer devised a "fancy" job title for this LVN to hold over the other LVNs, they were inserted in the supervisory chain over the others. All kinds of sensible since the fancy degree had nothing to do with nursing.

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kakamegamama specializes in MCH,NICU,NNsy,Educ,Village Nursing.

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The Board of Nursing should address that in the Nurse Practice Act. While that seems really unusual, it's possible the PhD is what counts. What course is she teaching?

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Mental health

Umm, no.... I don't think that would fly in Michigan....

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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One of my former clinical instructors was an LVN with a masters degree in education (MEd). So, yes, this situation is possible depending on the state and the type of institution (community college, university, technical college, or trade school).

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VANurse2010 has 6 years experience.

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Unless she is supervising the clinical practice of RN students, I don't see the problem. Most nursing instructors have never worked in psych.

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Unless she is supervising the clinical practice of RN students, I don't see the problem. Most nursing instructors have never worked in psych.

My psych professor worked in...you guessed it, pysch. Never realized this was unusual.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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And what is her PhD in? If it's in psychology or something similar, then I think it's quite appropriate.

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