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RN applying for LPN jobs

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by bbtt bbtt (New Member) New Member

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Will a prospective employer suspect the applicant has "issues" if she wants a job less than her degree, as I've read? As an RN, I want less responsibility and want to apply for LPN jobs.

I realize this will be less pay, but willing to trade money for piece of mind it could give.

I do want to work as a nurse, take care of my patients, without all the supervisory/charge/managing/paperwork.

Has anyone had this experience and has it been positive or negative?

Would love to hear from any RN who's chosen to apply for LPN jobs. Thanks!

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You are not gaining less responsibility by applying to LPN jobs because you are always held to the standards of your RN license. The job description of an LPN in most areas will not differ very much from that of an RN for the same position, so there really is not much, if any, advantage. If you are afraid of being typecast with issues, tell them you are looking for work in a bad job market. Many RNs are willing to take an LPN position if it means having a job versus being unemployed. That is good enough reason for any employer who might question your motives.

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You are not gaining less responsibility by applying to LPN jobs because you are always held to the standards of your RN license. The job description of an LPN in most areas will not differ very much from that of an RN for the same position, so there really is not much, if any, advantage. If you are afraid of being typecast with issues, tell them you are looking for work in a bad job market. Many RNs are willing to take an LPN position if it means having a job versus being unemployed. That is good enough reason for any employer who might question your motives.

Thanks, and not untrue since jobs are limited in this rural area in which we live.

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There are even RNs who will accept work at the CNA or caregiver level in some areas where it is so difficult to get work. Sometimes an employer will up the pay rate a couple of dollars an hour to accommodate an RN.

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There are even RNs who will accept work at the CNA or caregiver level in some areas where it is so difficult to get work. Sometimes an employer will up the pay rate a couple of dollars an hour to accommodate an RN.

I find this very interesting. I am an LVN that is having a hard time finding a Job because most Hospitals want RN's with their BSN's here in California. I am now trying to get into an RN program so that I can become an RN and go back to work. You are telling me that some RN's have to work as CNA's just to get a paycheck? That is crazy.

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