Can LPN's work as a graduate nurse?

  1. As in work before getting their license but after graduating the program? Anyone know? I'm sure the scope of practice would be limited if they are allowed right? I have searched online but can't find what I'm looking for! Thanks
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Yes they can, as an LPN-A (licensed practical nursing applicant)
  4. by   charebec65
    Not in Ohio. However, here it's possible to have your license in hand within a month of graduation.
  5. by   EricJRN
    Best bet is to check with your state board of nursing, since procedures vary from state to state.
  6. by   LanaBanana
    Definately check w/your state - Oklahoma doesn't allow this, you'd probably be considered a tech.
  7. by   AuntieRN
    SC you would be a tech also and even after you passed your boards most hospitals do not use LPNs anymore for some reason. The only place my hospital has LPNs working is on our rehab unit. Otherwise they are just hired as nurse techs.
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    Texas will issue you a temp permit and you are then a Graduate vocational nurse. However, your not going to get paid very much until you have your license...

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