become LPN

  1. i want to know how to become LPN?
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    There are two predominant ways to become an LPN:

    1. Complete a 12-month course at a private vocational school and pass the NCLEX-PN examination upon graduation.

    2. Complete an 18-24 month course at a community college or adult school and pass the NCLEX-PN examination upon graduation.
  4. by   nhlkyn
    Does this course tought in Charlotte Community college?
    Do i need to take pre-req's like Stat or Eng.....?

    Thanks
  5. by   poohbear73
    You probably need to check with your school. Most schools hold information workshops a couple times a month which will give you all the info you need. I went to a cc and we had to have antomy and physiology, english 101 and doasge and calculations before we could apply. I am sure every school is different. We also needed to be CPR and first aid certified. Good Luck!!
  6. by   eldragon
    I am taking an LPN course at a community college, career technical area. There were no pre-req classes, but we did have to get a certain score on our ACT or TABE test. (I had a good ACT test score.)


    If, however, I want to go to RN, I have to have about 5 pre-req classes.

    I'm not sure I'll do that, though.
  7. by   PreTTyMaMii82
    I want to become a LPN but not sure of which college or school here in NEw York that offer that? Any ideas
  8. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from PreTTyMaMii82
    I want to become a LPN but not sure of which college or school here in NEw York that offer that? Any ideas
    Where do you reside in New York? If it is the metropolitan area, you have VEEB in Long Island, Megar Evers in Brooklyn, LaGuardia Community College in Queens, Bronx Community College in (where else>the Bronx). You can also look at the web site for the Office of Professional Discipline in New York, they have a list of all accreditated programs for both, LPN and RN in NY. Good luck!
  9. by   farzana21
    i am trying to find a private school with no pre -req .. does anyone know of any in queens nyc .. not any cuny school though thank you please let me know asap
  10. by   WhoNeedsaShot?
    Quote from TheCommuter
    There are two predominant ways to become an LPN:

    1. Complete a 12-month course at a private vocational school and pass the NCLEX-PN examination upon graduation.

    2. Complete an 18-24 month course at a community college or adult school and pass the NCLEX-PN examination upon graduation.
    What does the CC route to getting LPN offer that the Votech route doesn't? Does it effect the ability to pass the Nclex or going on to become an RN?
  11. by   Metts22
    Hi I am new to allnurses, and i have been looking into the best way to get into a LPN program for one year. I am thinking of shooting towards Comprehensive Health Academy! But I live in MD can I still take my NPLex-PN for MD? Some one please help me.
  12. by   emijen2girls
    The most important thing to know is to make sure the school is accredited. You can find that out by calling your state's nursing board (can be easily found on the net) and give them the school name. That is the safest. I have a friend who found out after 2 years and thousands of $$ that not just that her school wasn't accredited but none of the classes she took were accepted by any accredited college or school. She is now having to start all over.

    I personally went to a technical school that prepared us well for the boards. Now after 12 years and 2 kids I am back to school. True I have lots of pre-reqs to take but I can take my time while making the LPN $$

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