the best nurses were and still should be are graduates of a nursing school! those graduates could do anything by the time they were done. now there is new b.s.n.’s and m.s.n.’s that can hardly write an order. nurses have created a mess because the hospitals are wanting these nurses with expensive letters after their name instead of a graduate of a great school. i dont know if lpn/lvn will survive. i have been one for 38 years. i sure could do alot when i first started. nurses with master degrees still have to give a bath and a bedpan to pts. lpn,s i hope we all survive till someone figures out that we have always been right here.