“They are going to be doing away with LPN’s soon.” My mother was told this when she graduated from nursing school in 1971. I went on and got my LPN in 1991. I still hear the same thing, but it’s hard to believe. On one occasion I had to take an LPN position AFTER getting my RN (in 2007) because the company was not ALLOWED to hire another RN. As long as the bean counters want to cut costs the use of LPN’s will always be around.