Case Management

News: Hospital to use RNs only in acute-care inpatient setting

Case Management Weekly, February 8, 2012

Rochester General Health System will be replacing licensed practical nurses currently working acute-care inpatient hospital settings with registered nurses, according to a February 1 Democrat and Chronicle article. Approximately 45 LPNs will be affected by the change; however no layoffs are in effect. Those LPNs working toward becoming a RN may continue in their acute-care setting positions so long as they complete their degree by the end of 2014.

The move coincides with a national trend toward staffing certain hospital departments with RNs to reflect the higher level of education needed to treat the more complex cases generally seen in these areas, according to hospital officials cited in the article.

Read more on the Democrat and Chronicle website.

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