Lvn Prerequisites???? What Are They????
- 0Aug 29, '06 by iheartnursing_caliCan anyone tell me what the usual pre-reqs are for an LVN to receive their Associates Degree.
and this might be a stupid question. But how would you right your degree once you receive it (LVNAS.... or.... ASLVN)
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- 0Aug 29, '06 by happy4meI am wondering is there a difference between LPN and LVN. What do you get when you graduate from a LPN school? I know LPN mean Licensed Practioner Nurse and LVN mean Licensed Vocational Nurse.
Is there a pay difference?
PS- To the question about Prereq. for LVN there's none you just have to pass an entrance exam.
- 0Aug 29, '06 by Bala SharkI live in California..I have an associates of science, vocational nursing..Most people just have the LVN certificate meaning that they just completed the required LVN courses..With the associates it means that the person completed the general education requirements for the college plus the required LVN courses..
The prerequisites for the LVN varies among colleges but for the community colleges, people usually have to take anatomy/phisiology...Some community colleges require more courses..I know some private colleges just accept you without any prior course work..Last edit by Bala Shark on Aug 29, '06
- 0Aug 30, '06 by TheCommuter Senior ModeratorQuote from happy4meTexas and California refer to basic nurses as LVNs (licensed vocational nurses).I am wondering is there a difference between LPN and LVN.
The other 48 states refer to basic nurses as LPNs (licensed practical nurses).
It is the exact same type of nurse. I am called an LVN because I have nursing licenses in California and Texas. However, I would be called an LPN if I moved to any state other than California or Texas. I hope this adequately answers your question.
- 0Aug 30, '06 by Little Panda RNI am an LPN and have my 2 year (assicociates of applied science) degree. There were many pre-reqs that I had to take, A&P I,II, micro, nursing pharmacology, developmental psychology, composition I, Ethics, Cultural anthropology, Algebra or advanced physiology, I took advanced physiology. I am glad I did it this way so when I decide to go for my RN, I only have 3 semesters to go. Here is the link to the distance education program that I took if anyone is interested. http://distance.minnesota.edu/visitors/nursing/aas/
- 0Sep 3, '06 by pagandeva2000Most schools are vocational schools, where they don't offer college credits, but a certificate. If a vocational school graduate wants to become an RN, she would have to start from scratch, taking college level english, psychology and anatomy classes, which, are on a deeper level than the anatomy learned in vocational schools.
My school is trying to create a bridge program so, we had to take RN pre-requisites before applying for candidacy, so that once a student graduates from there, they will have most of the pre-requisites needed to enter into an RN program. I still graduated with a certificate, but I have transferable credits if I choose to enter into an RN program (or actually, I can transfer them to many other programs, such as physical and occupational therapy, or to a science major). It all depends on your school.