lpn exam

  1. Hi
    I am almost done in a bsn program and would like to take the LPN exam but my school will not sign for me because they believe they are training RNs and not LPNs. I have taken all nursing classes except advanced med surg and pediatrics.
    Is there a state that waives the signature requirement?.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Some states allow it, but many don't have a provision for that at all.
  4. by   Daytonite
    hi, deedee1!

    this seems to be a common thought on student's minds this weekend. you have a problem because all state boards must have verification from your nursing school of the nursing coursework that you completed in order for the state board to make a decision as to whether or not to allow you to take the nclex-pn exam. i don't know if your school is permitted to refuse to give that information. however, i suspect that the reason they are refusing is because you are currently a student. if you were no longer a student, i think the situation would be different. your state nurse practice act may not permit rn students to take the nclex-pn exam. you would have to check your state nurse practice act to know for sure.

    i just found information about this for a student in florida. here is the thread it is posted on: http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/question-196782.html.

    i would also like to suggest to you that if your intention is to get an lpn license and work while you complete your bsn that this is not something that i would do. starting and learning an lpn job while trying to continue on in basic nursing classes in a bsn program would be extremely stressful and difficult in my opinion. i believe that one of these endeavors would end up in failure and might even result in putting a patient(s) in danger.

    you should also post your question on the nursing student discussion forum (http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/) there may be some students who know of someone who has done this. you should also reveal the state you are in since that is an important fact for anyone who has any knowledge of this to know since all states have different laws regarding this.

    welcome to allnurses!
  5. by   Tweety
    Good luck in whatever you do.
  6. by   Daytonite
    Sorry! Duplicate post. Having trouble staying connected to the Internet.
    Last edit by Daytonite on Dec 25, '06

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