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What does a day in the life of an LPN look like?

What are the daily tasks, what does the work schedule look like, what can you expect every shift, is it stressful, etc? Would love to know as much information as you can give me about what being an LPN is like. #LPN #LVN

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Taikeymah’s Answer

I was an LPN for 6 years before I transitioned into becoming an RN. My first LPN position was in long term care. That was a 12hr shift, 3 days a week. During my 12 hours I would take care about 20 patients. Assessments, medication administration, wound care, charting, treatments, ordering medications, assisting the CNA. In long term care time management is huge ! Having great CNAs is a huge plus also. I also work in an opiate addiction clinic which was a great place to work. The schedule was Mon-Fri 5am-11am. Outpatient clinic with lots of traffic. There I did physical assessments, assisted in the pharmacy, blood draws and collected urinalysis. Overall my experience as an LPN was amazing and I enjoyed taking that route and getting the work experience before getting my RN
Thank you comment icon Thank you, this is really helpful. hannah
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Angie’s Answer

LPNs can do many tasks similar to an RN. Some aren't IV certified, but It can be obtained. Assessment skills aren't the same so in my state they cannot perform head to toe physicals. Most LPNs cannot deligate and have leadership roles but that depends on the state and organization.

Most patient care is the same.
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