Can I be a Lpn immediately?
0Oct 22, '10 by xiopaoHi. I am an undergraduate of nursing in the Philippines. I finished 3 years of bsn but I didn't finish my last year because I need to go here. Can I take the Lpn licensure immediately? What can you suggest for me to do? Help
0Oct 23, '10 by sgthanzoXIOPAO:
The State Board requires that one take and pass the NCLEX-PN -- and only through the supervision of a State-approved Nursing school.
That said, there are not very many Nursing schools that I know of who will credit Core Nursing courses from outside the U.S. There needs to be a direct "articulation" agreement between two schools for transfer-credits to take place.
If you still have questions, post back here and I'll see what I can do to help you out.
hattori hanzoLast edit by sgthanzo on Oct 23, '10
0Oct 23, '10 by sgthanzoAs SD102 suggested, read up on the IL Nurse Practice Act...
CLICK this LINK and it'll take you directly to the LPN portion of the Act.
Pay close attention to Section 55-10. Qualification for LPN Licensure.
0Oct 23, '10 by BryanLTaking the NCLEX-PN is a two-step process. Visit this site for an in-depth explanation.
You must fill out an application form either paper-based or on-line and must use a SCHOOL CODE from an approved nursing program in Illinois (here's a list of approved programs.)
A nursing school must certify you as one of their graduates to the NCLEX Provider (Pearson Vue). I highly doubt that any of these nursing programs will put you in their roster for NCLEX-PN.
What are your options?
Find an LPN school who will accept your foreign credits, so you don't have to start from scratch. However, every program has its own policy with respect to foreign credits. Again, here's the list.
Typically, a nursing program will require that you get your foreign credits evaluated first by one of the foreign evaluation agencies (see below) before submitting your transcript to them for review.
World Education Services
Educational Credential Evaluators
0Oct 24, '10 by xiopaoGuys I really appreciate the replies... Thanks for the answers... The truth is ece already evaluate my credentials it said "undergraduate nursing". My plan is:
a) to look for a school and ask them if they can accept the units I have taken as what you said...
b) take a cna program. but they said it's a waste of money
So what do you guys suggests? Sorry guys no one to talk to to ask for help and suggestion and what school do you suggests not that expensive but a good one. thanks
0Oct 25, '10 by BryanLxiopao,
If I were you, I'd get certified as a nursing assistant first. There are many CNA programs in Illinois (you probably know this already). Work for at least 6 months. A CNA is someone who assists patients with healthcare needs under the supervision of an RN or an LPN. Working as a CNA will give you wealth of experience beyond lectures and books.