Can I challenge the LPN Boards?
- 0Jun 25, '07 by LiLSouthernAngelI am currently in an ADN program and will finish in August of 2008. Is it possible to test out for your LPN boards?? What are the requirements?? I live in Alabama but it is possible to do it in Florida. If any knows please tell me! Thanks!
- 1Jun 26, '07 by suzanne4It actually is not challenging the exam, you have to complete the required hours and courses to be able to sit for the exam. Just because you are in an RN program does not necessarily permit you to take the test, it is specific to the BON that you would be applying thru, as well as the curriculum in your program and how it is set up. But the key is that it is not challenged.
The only people in the entire US that can actually challenge the PN exam and did not attend an approved school of nursing program are those that were military corpsmen in the service and then only in California and Virginia. No other states permit it and that license cannot be endorsed to any other state.
- 0Jun 26, '07 by QuickbeamIn N.J. they stopped that practice years ago.
I'd have loved to have gotten my LPN license during my BSN program. I didn't even know that was an option in some states! Live and learn.Last edit by Quickbeam on Jun 26, '07
- 0Jun 27, '07 by P_RN Senior ModeratorYou must be endorse by your school to take the NCLEX exam and that's
called by equivalency. You must consult your school for the information
you will need to provide in order to take the exam while in RN classes.
Edwina M. Garrett
South Carolina Board of Nursing
110 Centerview Dr Ste 202
Columbia, SC 29210