I am now retired but I put in 43 years as an LPN. My first 10 years was in many hospitals around North Carolina due to my husbands job. At that time ,in the 70’s and early 80’s I was welcomed with open arms at any hospital I applied. I had much responsibility during these years and was treated with much respect. We finally moved back to our hometown when our daughter was in 3rd grade. This is a small town and I was told there were no openings at the local hospital. I finally went to work in a LTC facility. I was there for 25 years. I had many jobs during that time including Treatment Nurse and Charge Nurse.
I think as far as LTC is concerned, LPN’s will always be an asset . I have great respect for all nurses, but most RN’s do not want to work with old people or do much manual labor. They more favor the supervisory area and they are very good doing that.