Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new LPN grad currently and not so patiently awaiting my ATT. I am working as an STNA while I wait to test. I have been here for 3 years and they offered me a position as soon as I pass my boards. The DON has asked me if I want to orient as a nurse before I test that way I am ready to go as soon as I get my license. I was just wondering if that's even a thing? Also, what would I be allowed to do/ not do? I know that I am not allowed to give meds but would I be able to use any of my skills or not? Would I be strictly limited to learning? Dear Orienting Without a License,Congrats on graduating!The DON is trying to rush things along but there is a definite liability here.You cannot practice as an LPN before you are an LPN. Right now you are neither a student nor an LPN.You are an STNA (state tested nurses aide). note: Some states have Interim Permits for registered nurses.Just think if you inserted a feeding tube into a patient and they aspirated. They develop pneumonia, die, and the family sues the facility.The prosecuting attorney would want to know why an STNA inserted a feeding tube.You will need and deserve an orientation as an LPN. It sounds like speed of on-boarding you is paramount, and not your orientation.You are right to be concerned.Best wishes, Nurse Beth Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!