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Staff Development position

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by Micki72 Micki72 (Member) Member

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Hello, I am wondering if anyone knows if an LPN can hold a Staff Development position in an LTC facility. Fyi, I'm from Michigan. Thank you for any input you can give.

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mappers specializes in Med/Surg/Tele/Onc.

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Where I teach, the staff development person is an LPN. As a matter of fact, most of the non-bedside nursing positions are LPNs (MDS, Unit managers, etc.)

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Mappers...where do you teach at?

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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I have worked with many SDCs who are LPNs. There is no regulation to prevent it. In fact, there is no regulation that I can find that says the SDC even has to be a nurse!

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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Never worked in a SNF that had an LPN as a SD.

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Nascar nurse has 25 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC & Hospice.

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I was an LPN SDC for several years. As an LPN, I was also certified to teach the CNA course in my state.

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mappers specializes in Med/Surg/Tele/Onc.

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I teach clinicals for a nursing school which are at a LTC. I'm fortunate to have been at the same one for 4 quarters now and I've gotten to know the staff well.

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