Im a rn student about to graduate in January 2009, but im a curently facing some tough personal issues so I had to drop my class last week. I was thinking about challenging the LPN test until I could get back on my feet and finish the RN. I am curently in NJ, I called the board of nursing unfortunately they do not allow that. Does anyone have an idea which state would allow me to test for the LPN as a RN student? I already completed my OB and Peds rotation. Please let me know, I am facing some difficult financial situations and i am running out of options!
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No state that I know of would allow it. Its like you are going backwards. You may not want to do this, but you could work as a CNA or PCA. I live in the Phila area and work at temple university hospital, If you had at least 1 semester of medsurg you can work as a PCA. Good luck 2 U
I wouldn't think taking the LPN exam would be going backwards...esp in comparison to being a CNA instead. Being an LPN is just 1 year short of being an RN, actually. In Tennessee I believe you can take the NCLEX-PN after one year of RN school (some schools it is 3 semesters), but it depends on how the curriculum runs at the college you attend, you have to have certain classes 1st year to do this (at our school we don't have Peds until 3rd semester). At our CC you can bridge to RN from LPN by joining the RN program the Spring of 1st year, but LPN's only take Pharm that semester, then second year they do what all the other students are doing until graduation.
Last edit by beth66335 on Oct 26, '08
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