LPN for many years to qualify to take RN boards

  1. 0 Hey all! I have a co-worker that mentioned that she had heard that if you have been an LPN for a number of years you can possibly qualify to sit for the RN Boards without going back to school. Has anyone heard of this?
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    lpoore has '19' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC, Urology, Gastroenterology, Hospice'. From 'McDonough, GA'; 43 Years Old; Joined Aug '03; Posts: 21; Likes: 8.

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  4. Visit  EMR*LPN} profile page
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    If going on for your RN, you can test out of some of the courses as a result of your experience as an LPN, but I've never heard of sitting for RN boards without completing an accredited RN curriculum.
  5. Visit  CherylRNBSN} profile page
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    That is not true.
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  6. Visit  Sun0408} profile page
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    Not true in my state. Never heard of such a thing
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  7. Visit  lpoore} profile page
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    Thanks to all for your responses. I have never heard of this either and just wanted to make sure before I possibly passed up a great opportunity. I will also let my co-worker know as well.
  8. Visit  RNsRWe} profile page
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    I do believe that in CA, an LPN can challenge the boards for an RN, *BUT* it's only valid in California. Should the LPN who has received licensure this way decide to work 15 years later in NY, he wouldn't be allowed.

    Actually, it does come up from time to time, mostly by people who are disgruntled after finding out that they cannot get a license in any other state because they don't meet the qualifications.
  9. Visit  TheCommuter} profile page
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    Quote from RNsRWe
    I do believe that in CA, an LPN can challenge the boards for an RN, *BUT* it's only valid in California. Should the LPN who has received licensure this way decide to work 15 years later in NY, he wouldn't be allowed.
    In California, a CNA or former military medic can challenge the boards to become an LVN.

    However, LPNs/LVNs cannot challenge the boards to become an RN in any state in the union at this time.
    SE_BSN_RN, VICEDRN, loriangel14, and 2 others like this.
  10. Visit  RNsRWe} profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    In California, a CNA or former military medic can challenge the boards to become an LVN.

    However, LPNs/LVNs cannot challenge the boards to become an RN in any state in the union at this time.
    Ah, thank you. I thought it was LVN-to-RN, but I must have been mistaken.

    Guess it's the disgruntled LVN's licensed this way I see on the boards!
  11. Visit  Whispera} profile page
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    it's not true in Indiana
  12. Visit  TheCommuter} profile page
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    Quote from Whispera
    it's not true in Indiana
    It's not true in any state at this time.
    SE_BSN_RN, prettymica, and loriangel14 like this.
  13. Visit  Seas} profile page
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    No. Content in RN schools is much different, and you can't learn it with experience. It is not something you can just catch up in years of being LPN.
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  14. Visit  SE_BSN_RN} profile page
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    Nope. You can't do it. A long time ago, LPN's used to, if they had a physician who was willing to say they had the experience to do so. Now, no one can. RN is tons different from LPN. I know, I just graduated with my BSN....after being an LPN for 8 years.


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