How Do I Challenge the LVN Board???

  1. how do you challenge the lvn boards as a paramedic. been a medic for 5 yrs, trying to get into a rn program now, but this would cut a lot of time out of it. anyone with info please contact me asap. thank you so very much.
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  3. by   sirI
    hello and welcome to allnurses.com

    i moved your post to its own thread in the ca forum for a better response.

    good luck and hope you enjoy the site.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ayame
    how do you challenge the lvn boards as a paramedic. been a medic for 5 yrs, trying to get into a rn program now, but this would cut a lot of time out of it. anyone with info please contact me asap. thank you so very much.

    Sorry, but you cannot challenge the LVN exam. Only way that you can is if you were a medic in the military and were a corpsman. Anyone else requires that they attended an approved school of nursing. And if you were a corpsman, and challenged the PN exam, the only two states that you could work in would be CA and VA; all other states have the approved school requirement.

    Paramedic certification only gets you into the Excelsior program but that program is not accepted for licensure in CA, even with endorsement later on.
  5. by   Draken
    Excelsior is accepted in california by endorsement but it is a case by case basis.... you need 1000 worked hours in med/surg to be considered. Per phone call to california BoN.
  6. by   sasyone
    Out of the 51 months needed to "challenge" the CA LVN Board, paramedic experience can only be 8 months maximum. The rest of the experience would have to be in an inpatient hospital or long term/skilled facility. If you had strictly paramedic experience, it would not qualify as they want most of your paid experience to be inpatient but allows 8 months outpatient type experience such as paramedic.
  7. by   Wabi Sabi
    Can a nursing student challenge the LVN board? I've heard some people talk about this but no one seems to know exactly if that is possible or how to go about doing it.
  8. by   GruntMedic2010
    Ms suzanne4, thank you so much for the information. I am an Army Medic and also working on EMT-Paramedic. I have been looking for an answer for that same question and with your tip, you created a shortcut to my plan. By the time I get back from deployment, i will be taking the National Registry for Paramedic. So hopefully being an ArmyMedic and a Nationally registered Paramedic will make me qualify to challenge Calif LVN. To become an RN is the goal. EMT-P and LVN will definitely help me find job opportunities and a good nursing school.

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