Published May 26, 2016
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Maybe the scope of practice is different in NJ, but I am an LPN and I do everything an RN does, without the co-signature of an RN. I assess. I care plan. I educate. I hang IV's. I start IV's. I draw blood. I pass my meds. I mix IV medications. I inject. I do everything, but push IV meds. I am compensated more than most BSN's I know working in hospitals. I am given more bonuses and more over time than you can imagine. Do I work in a hospital ? No. I have been in a SNF since I received my license. But I'm writing this because I'm tired.. SO tired of hearing 'oh, you're just an LPN. You don't do what RN's do' ..
I like your post. I worked my way thru RN school as a CNA. I wanted to first help pay for college and second start at the beginning so I would know what it's like. I know how to work with CNA's now and have a great deal of respect for what they do. We should all work together and not put down anyone.
I've worked my way up the educational ladder, so to speak. LPN, ASN, BSN, and now working on my MSN. And let me tell you...LPN school was TOUGH. I call it my nursing boot camp. I have respect for all nurses who work hard, regardless of credentials.
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