Difference between a lvn/lpn and RN?

Can anyone tell me what is the difference between a LVN/LPN and a RN beside one having more education and training and the pay scale because they both seem to have same responsibilities unlike a cna that does basic direct care?

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  1. how many dr.s they slept with

  2. jentcden says:

    Hi Im an LVN in the state of California the difference is in doing IV’s….A RN can give medication through a IV and LVNs can not
    The rules are different in every state, so also check with them…hope this helps!

  3. elaine_classen says:

    something like twelve dollars per hour.

  4. harpingconnie says:

    Usually, LPNs/LVNs have about 1 year of education/training while RNs have 2,3 or 4 years (Associate degree, diploma in nursing or Bachelor’s degree). Both LPNs and RNs do direct patient care in many areas of health care. Different states have different rules/laws in terms of IV administration.
    Hope this helps.