Can LPNs Replace RNs?
By Mathew J. Keller, RN JD
MNA Regulatory and Policy Nursing Specialist
Those of us who collaborate with LPNs on a daily basis have come to respect their knowledge and experience in caring for patients. We know that LPNs are an important part of the patient care team. In fact, many MNA RNs started out as LPNs. That vital experience has proven to them that while both roles are valuable, they’re not interchangeable. Any facility that’s thinking of weathering any kind of storm by just staffing more LPNs will be inviting trouble and risk.
There are several differences in LPN vs.
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