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What are the differences between a RN, LPN and LVN?

LVNs and LPNs are roughly equivalent. RNs are above them, having more training, experience, education, allowed skills and responsibility.

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As LPN or LVN, you’ll probably just work in a position that’s supervised by an RN and won’t make quite as much. LPNs tend to work in nursing homes and doctors’ offices, while RNs tend to work in hospitals.

LPNs tend to work as unit nurses at nursing homes (dispensing meds, giving treatments & injections, managing the nursing assistants, helping with activities of daily living, recording vitals, etc.), or physician clinics (checking vitals, taking a patient’s history before he’s seen by the doctor, giving injections, etc.), or as home health nurses…

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