what you are asking is if the nj board of nursing will allow you to take the lpn exam because you have equivalent education.
- nj application and instructions to apply for nclex for both rn and lpn. it states on the bottom of page 7, "the nursing program is required to send a letter, stamped with the official school seal, which indicates that the applicant has met all of the requirements for graduation. as an alternative, the nursing program's administrators may send an official school transcript stamped with the official school seal." this is probably to accommodate those who never graduated and might qualify by equivalent education. section 45:11-27 of the nj nurse practice act which is in regard to practical nursing states that to qualify to take the licensure examination you must have "completed a course of study in a school of practical nursing approved by the board and holds a diploma therefrom, or holds a diploma from a school of practical nursing operated by a board of education in this state and is certified by the department of education as having completed the number of hours of instruction in the subjects in the curriculum prescribed by the board of nursing laws and an approved course of affiliation or has equivalent qualifications as determined by the board
this would most likely mean that the board would review a case like yours on an individual basis. having researched your question in other states i will tell you that some states will outright refuse to allow rn students to sit for lpn licensing--period, end of story. often deans of nursing schools will refuse to allow their students to do it. other states will permit it if the person has either dropped out of rn school or had a number of failed attempts at the nclex-rn. in some cases, it requires an official letter from the dean of the nursing program that specifically details what the applicant learned in their coursework so the board can determine if the rn classes that were completed are equivalent to the lpn curriculum they require in their state.
hope that answers your question for you.