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What type of fields can an LVN work in?

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by mspriss154 mspriss154 (Member)

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I am still not sure what all is out there please give me a clue.. Thanks. ;)

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Myself, I am an LPN, I presently work @ a local hospital on the med/surg floor. Really like it. I also PRN @ a Nursing home. You could work in a Dr. office for specialty or family practice. You could work for an occupational office. Did that prior to Nursing school as a Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist. Loved it! I really like the surgical area. I hope to get there some day. Preferably Outpatient surgery. You could also do homehealth. There are so many areas to branch into. Our local hospital staffs LPN's in all dept. except Peds unit and ICU. It just depends on the facility. I am trying to get some solid acute care experience first.. Good luck.

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TheCommuter is a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I have worked in long term care, rehab, and psych nursing.

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I have worked in assisted living facilities and in pediatric home health. Two good friends that graduated with me both worked in med/surg. One of them spent a couple of years in L&D, and now works in the outpatient clinic of a county hospital.

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It all depends on your local health authority. A better question would be where can't a PN work? For my area it's L&D and ICU. Two areas I have absolutely no interest in.

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Loren2307 specializes in LTC.

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I am a new grad that just got licensed in Indiana. I did all my schooling in Kentucky and I was floored at what LPN's can not do in IN that they can in KY. The city that I did my clinicals in KY really utilizes LPN in Hospitals, in IN, regretfully, LPN get the short end of the stick and are rarely hired in hospitals and lean more toward LTC and Clinic work. I was very upset as I was hoping for hospital work. Now, I am going for my RN/BSN to get out of LTC. Not that I don't like LTC...just not my cup of tea. :smiletea2:

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What exactly is an L&D? Thanks for the replies everyone!

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Labour and Delivery

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jill48 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Geri, Ortho, Telemetry, Psych.

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A better question would be where can't a PN work?

:yeahthat: It's not really that there are too many places that LPN's can't work, it's just that there are a couple of things they can't do. Only 2 in my state.;)

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh boy am i having a DUHHHHHHHHHH moment.. :jester: And what by chance does DON stand for and also ADON?

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jill48 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Geri, Ortho, Telemetry, Psych.

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh boy am i having a DUHHHHHHHHHH moment.. :jester: And what by chance does DON stand for and also ADON?

Aww honey, havin a brain fart? DON: director of nursing; ADON: assistant director of nursing. ;)

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Hospice Nurse LPN is a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Psych, Hospice.

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I work in hospice and absolutely LOVE it! You'll need a couple of years experience to work for most agencies. Good luck!

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