I'm an RN student from California and unfortunately just recently failed my 3rd (Med-surg/Psych portion) semester of nursing school.
I was able to finish and pass the required 54 theory hrs of pharmacology that the LPN boards is asking for, as well as the OB/Peds portion of my program.
However, I was told by my nursing director that the LPN boards requires a certain amount of clinical hours from nursing school to apply for the boards, but since I failed my Med-surg/Psych portion she cannot give me any credit for the clinical hours I spent in my third semester.
So does anyone know exactly how many nursing school clinical hrs the CA LVN boards requires before I register and apply to take the exam? I thought I looked everywhere at http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/
but couldn't find the information on that.
Also, my nursing director says I can make up for those hrs lost by working as a CNA. If that is the way for me to go, how do I get started on that becoming a CNA first so I can work x amount of hrs, and then challenge the LVN boards?