How old do i have to be to start lpn school? - page 2

by ZS1234

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Sorry do not know if im posting in the wrong section, I am 16 and am about to get my ged so i can apply for an lpn program and start my career. How old do I have to be? Some people say atleast 17 by clinicals but other websites... Read More


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    How was she able to apply at 15, If i cant at 16? all I need to do is start a prerequisites? and then I can apply for the program I did them for?
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    Quote from ZS1234
    How was she able to apply at 15, If i cant at 16? all I need to do is start a prerequisites? and then I can apply for the program I did them for?
    The best way to get the right answer is to ask the school you're considering. Our community college allows current high school students to take classes that count toward high school and college. Each school system is different.
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    In my state a few 16 year olds to start LPN school. That's how we have ended up with some 18 year old RNs.
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    Like everyone has said, talk to your local school. I would just go for the ADN or BSN if it's possible. If you started at 16 or 17 you could still graduate between ages 19-21.
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    In some states, you can take the LVN class while in high school and then take the exam and go to work after you turn 18.
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    Does your high school have soemthing where you can take college classes while still in high school. It is called Dual Enrollement here. You are bascily a high school student but you take most if not all your classes at the local college. The bonus is that because it is public education you get college credits for free. The best thing is that you get your high school diploma and college credits sometimes a degree at the same time.

    Good luck!
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    What state do you live in?
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    I would slow down if I were you. I just started my LPN program in August, and I've taken 2 years of gen eds so far. I'm 20. I know I wouldn't be anywhere near prepared for nursing school if I hadn't already done those 2 years.


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