Cha;;enging LPN &/or RN "certification" in Florida?!?!?

  1. 0 Hello all...I am a certified Medical Assistant but I want to become an RN eventually. Someone told me that you can challenge the LPN test for the state of Florida. Does anyone out there know if this is true? I checked into UOP online but you have to be an RN first. I really want to go that route eventually but right now its hard for me...any advice? THANKS!!!!!!!!!
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    About DaleJr8IsGreat

    From 'Inverness, Fl'; 36 Years Old; Joined Jan '04; Posts: 1.

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    I recently left Florida for NC, but nursed in Florida for almost 20 years. First as an LPN and then as an RN. I have never heard that anyone can challenge the LPN boards, not even Medical Assistants. You will need to go through the LPN training course.

    I explored a lot of different options when I was an LPN, in an effort to get my RN. Ultimately, I decided to go the traditional route through a community college for my ADN. I graduated in 2000 with my ADN and am now attending the University of Phoenix - online. It is very expensive, but the courses are accelerated and the time to finish is much quicker than going through a traditional ground university. Don't let anyone tell you that online is not tough! While I am maintaining a 4.0 GPA, I am working my butt off to keep up with the work. It is worth it for for as a single parent.

    Good luck.

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