LPN for many years to qualify to take RN boards

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    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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    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.
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    That is not true.
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    Not true in my state. Never heard of such a thing
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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    it's not true in Indiana
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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.


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