Hey all. I am going into second semester of a two year program. Not sure if RN students In Mass. are allowed to take the LPN boards after completing the first year. I know that some states allow this but not sure if MA is one of them. I really would like to get a job before finishing school but want to be able to do/make more than a CNA.
Anyone have any info?? Thanks.
Dec 7, '06
You'll have to check but I thought that you have to have certain rotations out of the way. And also we would have to be an LPN in NH. I may be wrong but I remember students asking before we graduated. And several found that they couldn't do it because they had pedi or maternity last before graduating.
But I could be totally wrong! Sorry!
Dec 13, '06
hth - edited because link didn't work when i tried it:
› certification, licensure, and registration
› occupational and professional
› nursing education
i did not complete my registered nurse education program. can i obtain practical nurse licensure by reciprocity or take the practical nurse licensure exam?
a practical nurse seeking reciprocity or an applicant for licensure by exam who has not completed a registered nurse program in any state, the district of columbia, or u.s. territory must meet the following academic requirements for practical nurse licensure in massachusetts:
- be officially withdrawn in good standing from a registered nurse program, having successfully completed (i.e. received a passing grade in both the classroom and clinical component of a nursing course) the minimum number of clock hours and nursing content required for graduation from a massachusetts board-approved practical nurse program to be eligible for practical nurse licensure (students currently enrolled in a registered nurse program would need meet the statutory criteria and therefore are not eligible for practical nurse licensure by examination).
Last edit by Reddy,RN on Dec 13, '06
: Reason: ineffective link
Dec 17, '06
Thank you all for the responses as well as the links. helps alot : )