Better go all the way and become an RN, then.
I doubt they will either, if "they" do it'll likely be some states, not others, that require it.
I do understand that minimum numbers of RN's will be required. The LPN's and CNA's do direct patient care right now...and if minimum levels of staffing on those people are not mandated, I can see the hospitals trying to make the RN's do it all.
If they do that though, costs will rise more, an RN isn't cheap.
A good RN in a high-risk position can make as much as 80k per year.
I was a CNA, and I was trained to do gruntwork only.
CNA's aren't trained enough to do an LPN's job, much less an RN.
I don't even understand what their job is.
They are clinicians basically
What does that mean?
Are you two frakking with me on purpose?
I feel decidedly confused about it. What is an LPN?
licensed practical nurse.
All I know is that I keep reading about a nurse shortage.
That rumour has been going around for thirty years. They wont do that because they get payed less than an RN. I have heard this since I went to nursing school