Once you obtain your RN you will understand this situation better. LPN's cannot do an in depth assessment like an RN can. They also cannot discharge, admit, or do teaching with a patient as these are all RN duties. Not to mention the technical skills like IV starts. Essentially in a hospital setting an LPN functions as a higher paid CNA. HOWEVER, there are plenty of people who utilize the LPN position. Try a nursing home or home health setting.