In need of serious advice.

  1. The situation is this, I attend a LPN school in Washington, DC. I have completed the program, took the comprehensive exam of the school and have passed. I cannot complete the entire program till I take this skills test (last minute requirement of the school) and the Dean of the school does not know when that will be. Now can I start looking for work as an LPN before I have officially completed the program and NCLEX-PN is pending? Should I just wait until I complete the program and take the board? Are there any other options out there that I don't know about? Please help.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   meownsmile
    First you need to keep on that Dean and hound them until they get that skills test date set in stone. As far as I know you technically have not completed the requirements to sit for the NCLEX-PN and wont be until you complete that skills test. I dont know about getting a job as a LPN-LP or as a new grad on orientation if you dont have a definate timetable for those skills tests and for taking the NCLEX. All i could recommend is talk to the employers you are interested in and see what they may be able to accept and work with regarding you taking the final tests.
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from struggling_student
    The situation is this, I attend a LPN school in Washington, DC. I have completed the program, took the comprehensive exam of the school and have passed. I cannot complete the entire program till I take this skills test (last minute requirement of the school) and the Dean of the school does not know when that will be. Now can I start looking for work as an LPN before I have officially completed the program and NCLEX-PN is pending? Should I just wait until I complete the program and take the board? Are there any other options out there that I don't know about? Please help.
    I'd be on the Dean's voice mail as often as I can. We had a situation like this in our school happen as well. The director of the program did not inform us that we had to apply for intent to graduate (this was a brand new LPN program at my community college). I knew we had to, and I went to the registrar's office to do it immediately. I was told that the director did not submit the list of classes and requirements needed for graduation, and I continued to go to the registrar's office until they told me that they will keep my name and add it as soon as this wacky lady sent in what was necessary. I told my classmates, no one else went, and at the end, while I was sitting pretty, because I followed my instinct, the rest of the class had to scramble. But, because the director looked bad, she did what she had to do so that we can ALL graduate. Now, I hear that she did the same thing to the second class. They weren't so lucky...they had their graduation ceremony in August, and because they didn't do this (they didn't know, either), they are not able to take their boards until sometime next year.

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