Info on PCT's taking the boards 2b an LPN

  1. I was told that a patient care technician could take the state boards for an LPN if they had the proper experience and knowlegde. But it is only offered in New Jersey. Is this really true??? Has anyone heard anything about this happening? If so, would you write me back. I would really appreciate it. Have a good one.
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  3. by   smk1
    pretty sure that is not possible. but a good place to check would be the new jersey state board of nursing. How would a person function as a nurse without the formal education and training? You would be responsible for and held to the same standard as an LPN school graduate but you wouldn't have the knowledge base that they have, if something goes wrong, this could mean loss of license and employment and possible litigation for you. Something to think about.
  4. by   Nurse 2B
    Quote from smkoepke
    pretty sure that is not possible. but a good place to check would be the new jersey state board of nursing. How would a person function as a nurse without the formal education and training? You would be responsible for and held to the same standard as an LPN school graduate but you wouldn't have the knowledge base that they have, if something goes wrong, this could mean loss of license and employment and possible litigation for you. Something to think about.

    Thanks for the information.

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