Wow! A lot of hard feelings here on this subject. I have been an LPN for 19 yrs and have a lot of experience. I am the night shift supervisor in a LTC/Rehab facility. Most of my co-workers are LPN's. We get a RN once in awhile, some are good, some are not...just like the LPN's. I don't brag about being a supervisor, it's just my job. The only thing the RN can do that I cannot is IV push drugs, which we rarely use anyway. I do keep an eye on the care given by the RN's and LPNs and if I feel they are not doing the job well enough I speak up. I know MANY LPN's that are fantastic, awesome, amazing nurses. We all learn most of what we know on-the-job so there is a lot to be said for experience, whether you are an RN or an LPN. Occasionally, we get an RN who has a problem with me being "just an LPN," but there attitude shows through in all aspects of their practice. In LTC we have to work as a team and there is no room for attitude, so they usually end up quitting, or getting fired. But, in general, it is not a problem. And as far as pay goes, I get paid the same as the other LPN's plus $1.00 hr. and I take call every 8 weeks--we get $20.00 extra for that week and I fill in on the floor anytime someone calls off, whatever unit that might be........but I love LTC so it is worth it to me. Sorry for those of you who look down on us lowly LPN's as supervisors. I suggest you apply for the job yourself or move on.