Sandra M.





What's the difference between a Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and a Registered Nurse?

I'm asking because I'm looking into going into the medical field, and I'd prefer to pursue a short career.

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Dear Sandra- A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a person who works to help patients with activities of daily living such as meal trays, help to the bathroom, linen changes, etc. A licensed practical nurse (LPN) is a nurse who can do many tasks, but often does them in a doctor's office. An LPN has a few things they are not allowed to do in the nursing field. The registered nurse (RN) has more education and has more critical skills to perform. Each level that requires more education also gives you a greater pay. The important thing is to start a career that you like and see how it fits for you-- I just hired a nurse who just graduated as an RN, but she had been an LPN in a doctor's office for the past 7 years. She wanted to do more and went back to school to do that-- so you can always make a change if you want more! Best of luck to you in the future- I hope you LOVE your new job!
Last updated Dec 03 '17 at 18:51

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