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  1. Hello All,

    I am new to site and I have sooooooo many questions. To begin I have just finished my 1st semester of nursing school (Thank God) and will be taking both Med-Surg and Pharm next semester. In addition to that, my husband and I plan to relocate soon. I would like to know if anyone knows if I will be able to work as and LPN (provided I pass the NCLEX) after 2 semesters of nursing school.

    Thanks
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  3. by   Race Mom
    Each state is different. You might try to post this in the forum that is seperated into states and see if your fellow students/nurses in your home state can help you.
    Congrats on finishing the first round!!
  4. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from nursetobein07
    Hello All,

    I am new to site and I have sooooooo many questions. To begin I have just finished my 1st semester of nursing school (Thank God) and will be taking both Med-Surg and Pharm next semester. In addition to that, my husband and I plan to relocate soon. I would like to know if anyone knows if I will be able to work as and LPN (provided I pass the NCLEX) after 2 semesters of nursing school.

    Thanks
    I'm not sure exactly but I think in order to work as an LPN you have to be in that particular program and have gotten that particular license. Like someone else suggested, I'd check with your state board of nursing for the answer though, I could be wrong.
  5. by   Daytonite
    I don't understand why all you new posters are so afraid to reveal what states you live in! I'd get the information for you, but since you haven't revealed your state of residence, you'll have to get it yourself. Look up to the right side of this page. Run your cursor over the "Links" button. A drop down menu appears. Click on "Boards of Nursing". A page with a listing of all the U.S. states will come up. Click on your state. You will be linked in to your state board of nursing. On the site you'll have to find a link to the nursing law for LPNs and the requirements for LPN licensure. This is how you will find out if you will be able to take the NCLEX-PN after completing 2 semesters of nursing school.

    I would just like to point out, however, that the 3rd and 4th semesters of nursing school are harder and require more study time than the first two semesters. If you did take and pass the NCLEX-PN, most employers are going to want you to complete a new employee orientation which usually requires full time work. I think that juggling the 3rd semester of nursing school and adjusting to a brand new position as an LPN would be extremely difficult to do. I don't think they can both be done together and that one of them probably isn't going to work out.
  6. by   nursetobein07
    Thanks for the input Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   Daytonite
    nursetobein07. . .florida will allow those who have been trained in rn school to take the lpn exam for licensure under some circumstances per section 464.008(c) of the florida nurse practice act (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/...464/ch0464.htm). i found a more specific answer to your question in the florida instructions for nursing licensure and application. i recommend that you also view the document yourself.



    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursi...ure-rn-lpn.pdf - this is a link to the licensure application & instructions. information on page 10 of this pdf document regarding applying for testing based on practical nursing education equivalency (pneq) states the following
    "applicants applying for the practical nurse exam (nclex-pn) based on practical nursing education equivalency (pneq): applicants who have successfully completed courses, which are at least equivalent to practical nursing education, in a program for the preparation of professional nurses, may qualify for nclex-pn based on practical nursing equivalency. all professional courses taken must have been successfully completed with a grade of "c" or better and must have included theory and clinical instruction. courses required to meet the education equivalency include: fundamentals of nursing, geriatric nursing, basic medical and surgical nursing, pediatric nursing and obstetric nursing.


    pneq applicants educated in florida must have a letter submitted directly from the director of your program stating that you have met all necessary requirements to sit for the lpn exam. if educated in a state of the united states other than florida, an official transcript and course descriptions for all nursing courses in the curriculum must be submitted directly to the florida board of nursing by the school(s) attended."
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_general.html - this is contact information for the florida board of nursing if you want to talk to a live person to get any further clarification on this question.

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