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Can an LPN work as a CNA?

05 September 2011

Check with the local Board of Nursing since each state has different requirements and regulations. In some states, an LPN can only work as a CNA or MA if they are a certified CNA or MA. However, many states allow LPNs to work as a CNA or MA without the certification. Note that you will […]

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How does an LPN become an RN?

05 September 2011

An LPN can become an RN by completing an LPN to RN Bridge Program. Many schools offer them and some are available online, however they will require completion of hands on clinicals. They take approximately a year to complete full time. There are different programs depending if you want to complete an Associate’s Degree or […]

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LPN or LVN – is there a difference?

22 March 2011

There is no difference besides a letter. Same qualifications, same duties, .same jobs. Practical vs. Vocational.   Most states use LPN – 48 in fact. The only two states that prefer “Licensed Vocational Nurse” are Texas and California. So if you’re moving to TX or CA and you are currently an LPN, the only thing […]

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Is LPN School Hard?

21 March 2011

The difficulty of the LPN program depends on the individual. It does help to obtain basic study skills and any medical experience is a plus. The LPN program requires less basic general education credits then the RN Program, yet some say that it is a lot of the same information crammed into a shorter time […]

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Where do LPNs work?

21 March 2011

With the nursing shortage, LPN’s are utilized in a variety of areas, and those areas continue to grow. Depending on the state and facility, many LPN’s are needed in hospitals, however they are mainly found in subacute areas like the medical surgical units. Many hospitals will pay for their employed LPN to complete LPN to […]

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How long does it take to become a nurse?

21 March 2011

The length of time it takes to become a nurse depends on what nursing degree you will study and the course load you want to take. It generally takes 1 to 2 years to become an LPN without an academic degree. An Associate’s Degree in Nursing generally takes 2 to 3 years. A Bachelor’s degree […]

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Where do LPNs work?

21 March 2011

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What does an LPN make a year?

21 March 2011

There are many factors to consider for the LPN salary. The Salary for LPN’s differ depending on the location of the LPN. For example LPN’s in San Francisco, California make on average $57,050. LPN’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma make $32,890. Salary also differs between experience and the area worked. LPN’s who work in hospitals usually make […]

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