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- by LiLSouthernAngel Jun 25, '07I 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!
- Jun 25, '07 by RNDreamerI believe your state BON will be able to tell you if you are able to do this. In NY, we are no longer able to take the LPN exam while in an RN program. Take care!
- Jun 25, '07 by Preemienurse23I was in a BSN program and we could take the LPN boards after our 3rd semester.
- Jun 25, '07 by clee1Depends on your State. Call your BON.
- Jun 25, '07 by BookwormRNIn my two-year (4 semester) ADN program, we were able to take the LPN boards after the first two semesters of classes were completed. This is standard at the technical schools in WI.
- Jun 25, '07 by lsyorkeIn N.J. they stopped that practice years ago. Now you have to have graduated from the program that you want to take the boards from.
- Jun 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.
- Jun 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
- Jun 27, '07 by P_RNYou 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