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What's the difference between an LVN and an RN Nurse?

So I am a little confused on what to study for.. Is a LVN nurse better than RN nurse? What's the difference between them?.. I would like to become one of those nurses that are in Pediatric clinics, and they are the first to see the babies/kids first before the doctor so they can know what's wrong with them, check their weight, height, etc.. Am I going the right way or is that something completely different? NO RUDE COMMENTS, PLEASE!

Asked By: - 4/30/2012
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An LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) is a lower-level license than an RN. It generally takes a year of college, minimum, to become an LVN. You can probably get the education you'd need at a community college. They are also called LPN's (Licensed Practical Nurses), and outside the US, there are other names for the same... More
Answered By: Mary M - 4/30/2012
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Avoid LVN/LPN programs like the plague. They're for people unable to get into RN programs.
Answered By: Tolstoyevsky - 5/1/2012
 
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