Yes. For at least 10 years, all graduates of the Clinical Specialist School were able to take the state boards in 8 states where the schools
were located. This school was full time, 40+ hours per weeks; comprised of over 1,400 hours (760 didactic & 648 clinical). All graduates were then assigned to various medical facilities for the remainder of their tour of duty, as a practicing LPN. I'm aware of over 7 currently practicing nurses in VA, 5 LPN and 2 RN.
This from the VA code"
§ 54.1-3020. Qualifications of applicant for practical nurse's license.
A. An applicant for a license to practice as a practical nurse shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant:
1. Has completed two years of high school or its equivalent;
2. Has received a diploma from an approved practical nursing program;
3. Has passed a written examination as required by the Board; and
4. Has committed no acts which are grounds for disciplinary action as set forth in this chapter.
B. The Board shall consider and may accept relevant practical experience and didactic and clinical components of education and training completed by an applicant for licensure as a practical nurse during his service as a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States as evidence of the satisfaction of the educational requirements for licensure.
Code 1950, § 54-348; 1970, c. 116; 1979, c. 5, § 54-367.19; 1982, c. 598; 1988, c. 765; 2011, c. 390.
§ 54.1-3021. Practical nurse's license by endorsement.
The Board may issue a license by endorsement to any applicant to practice as a licensed practical nurse if the applicant has been licensed as a practical nurse or a person entitled to perform similar services under laws of another state, the District of Columbia or a United States possession or territory and, in the opinion of the Board, the applicant meets the requirements for licensed practical nurses in this Commonwealth.