I have been an LPN for 12 yrs now. I work in the hospital setting on a med-surg floor. They are phasing out LPNs no matter how long you have been with the facility.I love bedside nursing,but unfortunately they no longer want us in the hospitals.I must agree, that some of us are harder working then the RN.We have to wear different hats every shift we work.It can be CNA,LPN or UC. the RN only wears one hat. It is very scary when it involves your livelihood.