Lvn.. while still in school?

  1. After reading a few posts, It seems some people have mentioned being able to test for your lvn/lpn while in school for RN. Is this true? Do you have to complete certain classes first, or just a certain period of time in school total? I am just curious, It seems that it would be great to be able to work as a lVN while I finished school!!! Thanks everyone!!!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i graduated from lpn school 11 years ago, however, it is possible to sit for the lpn exam after so many semester [clinical rotations] while in rn school.

    speak with your nursing dean and inquire.

    all the best to you.
  4. by   Ortho_RN
    It all depends on the school.. the school I attend does not allow it...
  5. by   NurseAngie
    My program was designed just for that purpose...it's a new mobility track and our school did away with the old program last year. All first year students are eligible to take the PN boards and either exit the program as a LPN or continue on to RN level. It's pretty cool. BTW...we're the first program of this kind here in this state...We have had a rough time with all the adjustments. I hope next semester goes a little smoother!

    ~Angie
  6. by   kimmicoobug
    My school is exactly the same as NurseAngie's, but ours has been like this for a long time. I like it this way.
  7. by   Gromit
    the school I attend does allow it, but by the time you have the right courses to test, you are only a few months away from testing out of the actual course (which, of course, defeats the purpose.)

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