All I know is that I keep reading about a nurse shortage.
I doubt they will either, if "they" do it'll likely be some states, not others, that require it.<br />
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.<br />
If they do that though, costs will rise more, an RN isn't cheap.<br />
A good RN in a high-risk position can make as much as 80k per year.<br />
I was a CNA, and I was trained to do gruntwork only.<br />
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.
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