No. I’ve worked for 3 companies in my 8 year career as a LPN…..and with the one I had been with the longest kept telling me I couldn’t advance in the company without my RN. I ultimately left it, and went to another company that I work for now. My job as a LPN is no different than now as a RN, except that I can be a case manager. More and more places are leaning towards RN/BSN. Hospitals in my area have told LPN’s to go back and get their RN, or work as an aide. It was frustrating, as a LPN, being told “You can’t do that, you aren’t a RN.” Now, it is frustrating because “We won’t hire you, you have no experience as a RN”…..thankfully I have an interview on Monday for my dream job……and they specifically told me…..”Oh, you have LPN experience, and just got your RN? Good, we really don’t want to hire new grads to this position, we have too many as it is….” What? LOL I about fell off my chair! I am so excited!