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Nursing2015

April 2004, Volume 34 Number 4 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

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  • SUZANNE STEPPIE LPN

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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(4)             April 2004             p 8 LPNs speak up [LETTERS]

STEPPIE, SUZANNE LPN

Lancaster, Pa.

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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 ...

 

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.

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.