Quote from xkimmie518x
I'm not too sure if this just pertains to NY or any other states, but if you have taken a certain amount of nursing credits during the RN program, you are able to sit for the LPN boards. This is ending June of 2007. Myself, as well as, a few of another students in my class, want to sit for the boards, but we are unsure how many credits you need, when the exams take place. We talked to our student services coordinator at school, and she really hasn't given any information to us except that we're not eligible (she didnt go into detail why).
A couple of months ago, I also tried searching for information about this, but I couldnt find anything.
Does anyone know what the LPN licenser entails?
Hi, Kimmie...I'm also in NYS, and looked into this when in school a couple of years ago (and thought we qualified to sit for LPN exam). Turns out that at one time, completing the first year of a two-year RN program qualified one to sit for the NCLEX-PN in NY. That, however, is history. At this time (or, I should say, as of last year, when last I knew of it) the eligibility was based on the number of clinical hours completed as well as the types of courses completed, and like someone else said, maternity/peds was a requirement. Most RN programs did that in the second year.
At any rate, as of a year or two ago, completion
of a minimum of three semesters of the RN program was required before eligibility to sit for LPN exam...and, frankly, none of us felt like bothering! None of us wanted to divert time from our regular studies to study for the LPN exam when we would be graduating with eligibility to sit for RN exam in a matter of months at that point.
Those who did not pass fourth semester, however, did have the option of sitting for NCLEX-PN...and I believe a couple did.