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In a recent issue, Constance M. Pryor, RN, BSN, called for an end to practical nursing in the United States ("Speaking from Experience," Letters, February 2004). I must respectfully disagree. Practical nursing is a valuable resource in the nursing spectrum, especially now that RNs have become more burdened with paperwork and administrative tasks. Educating the public and other nurses about the LPN scope of practice and utilizing LPNs to their fullest capacity should be the goal. I'd like to see more support for LPN practice to give our patients and their families the nursing care they deserve.