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RN travel as LPN

by EmRN20 EmRN20 (New) New Nurse

Has 9 years experience.

Anyone know anything about a travel company having an RN travel as an LPN? Is it just lower pay? Is it not a good idea?
I have been a LTC LPN for 7 years & obtained my RN in January 2020. Thought since I was an experienced nurse in LTC that I could do an RN assignment in LTC, but have been told by multiple companies I can't because I don't have 1 year as an RN. There are 2 companies that say I can travel as an LPN but I will be getting an RN license for that state.

What I find distasteful about the info in your post is that you are to obtain an RN license for the state in which the employer intends to have you work as an LPN. The 'one year as an RN' baloney is just that, baloney. Probably the company is maximizing their money at your expense. The chance that this is being sold to you only because there are exponentially more LTC LPN positions available has been ruled out by the employer telling you that you have to have more "RN experience", especially for an LTC job. That is how I see it. If it were me, I would not subject my RN license to such a working relationship.