protocol to challenge board to become RN - page 3
I am an LVN and have been for 12+ years. I have recently heard that I could challenge the board (with my years of work experience) and once approved I could sit for the RN boards. Does anyone know... Read More
Jun 8, '10Quote from misscellyI highly doubt that. Maybe you are thinking of the LVN. You can not challenge the boards to become an RN in CaliforniaHello All,
I personally know someone who challenged the board (here in CA), to become an RN. She was a CNA for many many years, set for the RN licensure exam, passed and became a RN.
. People can however challenge the board to take the exam to become an LVN with exuberant amounts of medical experience/clinical hours in many different departments, and classroom time. I have never met anyone that has actually done this. I graduated from a BSN program and even had fellow classmates that tried to do this after our first 2 years and were told they did not have enough hours. Check out the site, it is quite a defeat to take on:
Jan 22, '11If that were TRUE, no one would PAY for college classes to become an RN if all they had to do was sit and pass a test! I believe there's a LITTLE more involved!
So in your opinion does that mean that since I've been an RN FOR 23 YEARS, I could sit in and take boards to be a NP, DO, or MD! Think about it!
Jan 27, '11I am an LVN who did challenge the NCLEX LVN several years ago, it has not been without its limitations or problems. When applying for a job, one of the first things you are asked is " What formal nursing program did you attend?" Think again if you think employers will be impressed when you tell them you have not had a formal Nursing Program or education. I have also had to endure fellow nurses, setting up challenges for me with regard to my skill level, and generally speaking I pass the challenge, it has not been easy. Regardless of how bad the economy gets in my state, my license is only good in California, so to leave my state I will have to start over. I will be looking again at the BON to see if my license allows me other options, but with the challenges of holding a LVN license with so many limitations, I may have to start over to get that formal education, which will allow me more opportunities and versatility. Any thoughts?
Jun 1, '11I have also heard, but have not confirmed it. But in reading the replies i am disappointed that so many people are hostile about a simple question.
Thank you to those who posted a constructive reply, it helped to answer my questions as well.