I also have seen the ebb and flow of LPN’s in many environments. I have worked in the psychiatric field for over 30 years and hope to retire from nursing in a couple of years! Please understand that hospitals are trying to work from a liability concern as far as the role of and LPN’S vs and RN. With that being said I also feel LPN’S are cheated at times because we are able to assist ini direct patient cared collection of data and sharing information with the RN and operating with the scope of practice at the same time saving the facility a lot of money. I am not sure with today’s economics what direction our role is headed. But let’s keep this site going strong because I hope we can carry on at what we intended to do and that was give awesome patient care!