While Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) often work together in collaboration in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, their roles and responsibilities are very different. Learn more about the biggest differences between practical nurses (LPN/LVN) and registered nurses (RN). Learn more about our LPN to RN-BSN program Explore Now Other Questions How does the Herzing online medical assisting program work? What are the benefits of an MBA for nurses? What are my alternatives to an accelerated nursing program? Can the 3-year BSN program be completed online?