Frequently asked questions
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a licensed practical nurse (LPN)?
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How are licensed practical nurses (LPNs) different from certified nursing assistants (CNAs)?
Both licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are qualified to take vital signs, perform CPR and assist patients with daily self-care activities like bathing. Unlike LPNs, CNAs do not administer medication or assist in surgery and LPNs take a more extensive role in patient care.
What is the typical length of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) shift?
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) typically work eight to twelve-hour shifts depending on their employer and work setting.