Licensed Practical Nurses

Increasing staff-to-patient ratios improves nurse safety, researchers find

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A law setting mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios has reduced the number of workplace injuries for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in California, according to recently published findings.

Improving collaboration between RNs and LPNs could reduce medication errors in nursing homes, study finds

Improving collaboration between RNs and LPNs could reduce medication errors in nursing homes, study finds

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Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses often have interchangeable responsibilities in nursing homes, which can lead to more medication errors, according to newly announced results of a study.