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Difference between an RN and an LPN?

I want to be a nurse. Everyone keeps telling me to be an RN because thats where the money is.... But exactly is the.dofference between Rn and an Lpn? I know in some mwdical settings an RN is over the Lpns right?

Asked By: mockingjuliet - 12/27/2012
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an RN requires a college degree and passing the NCLEX-RN exam... More
Answered By: michr - 12/27/2012
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LPNs are trained to perform very basic patient care skills. They take vital signs, they perform activities of daily living like bathing, toileting, etc., they administer some forms of medications but not all (for example, no IV push meds, chemotherapy agents, IV nutrition, etc.), and they can delegate some of the... More
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Answered By: Jill - 12/27/2012
 
RN tells LPN what to do thus you have more responsibilities and make more money. In all settings RN is always over LPN. If you don't mind to take orders LPN maybe for you.
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Answered By: Kimbanu - 12/28/2012
 
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