What RNs do that LPNs can’t?

While the duties of the LPN can be seen as almost similar to the RNs, it is not easy to see the things that RNs do that LPN can’t.

While LPNs can administer medications and perform simple and complicated procedures, they still need to be under the supervision of a physician or an RN to do so. Where as RNs can perform these tasks without the supervision of a physician or a supervising RN. The training of an RN is far more thorough than the training of an LPN, that’s why RNs can work, unsupervised while the LPNs can’t.

RNs can become health consultants and can work get managerial positions whereas LPNs cannot. Since the LPN has limited training, they lack the experience needed to get into a higher position. The LPN do most of the hands on duties of a nurse, from simple procedures to complicated ones, they usually do not make the patient’s reports. The duty lies with the RNs.

Becoming an LPN has been a commonly used stepping stone to become an RN. Most people would usually take up a LPN program, get experience in work and while working, continue with their studies to become RNs.

So for LPNs to get into a higher position or get better opportunities, they need to continue to the next level and get into an RN program. RNs have a bigger choice range when it comes to the next step of their education. They could either take up MSN or become more specialized in a particular field of nursing.

LPN to RN Programs Online

A lot of nurses to be have problems going from LPN to RN, for many it is a problem of having too few resources. Such is the case with having to go through this program with a community college in which it can take a couple of years, and be much more difficult then it really needs to be. Living in the age of technology we have a new option, many courses are offered online to help with a LPN to RN program, this is an outstanding opportunity and often speed up the process by, at the very least, several months. Becoming an RN can be a big step and we are hoping that the information that we provide can help you take the steps necessary to get the career you are looking for.

LPN to RN online programs are available on a local and foreign base, we have found a couple of schools that offer both and both have received high reviews, but the links we provide are merely examples an we advise you to do all of the necessary research on any LPN to RN program you choose before enrolling into it. Not all LPN to RN programs are a perfect match for all students, even some of the online ones may require more time than you have available, so please be sure and research the LPN to RN program.

Be sure to sign up as early as possible for the LPN to RN program you choose to go with, many of these programs are filled very quickly and very far in advance. I know of many onsite schools that offer a program to take students from LPN certification to RN certification that has 40 seats per year, and receives more than 500 applicants. This is why it is very important to enroll as early as possible.

Chamberlain.edu is a great online resource for advancing your RN certification, or receiving it. Offering programs for all levels as well as a bachelor’s degree program in nursing. Few colleges on site or online can offer as much as Chamberlain, but as with all schools we suggest or link to please review their programs to be sure that they fit your needs and schedule.