please help!!!! need advice!!!

  1. hello again guys!! well seems like i didnt pass again, had 265 q, my name is not on the site, and my big thick white envelope has been send to me...
    anyways i guess i am so used to failing that i became numb to this..but it still hurts..a lot
    but i need an advice..should i take an LVN exam first before doing RN again?
    also can i schedule an LVN exam and RN exam within same month? meaning take them almost at the same time to see if i will be succesful with at least one of them...right now i work as a patient care assistant, been doing that for 7 yrs and so tired of it ..feel like a maid , dont get me wrong i love my patients but i have too many bosses...
    will be waiting for your responses..thanks
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  3. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from strawberrydeligt
    hello again guys!! well seems like i didnt pass again, had 265 q, my name is not on the site, and my big thick white envelope has been send to me...
    anyways i guess i am so used to failing that i became numb to this..but it still hurts..a lot
    but i need an advice..should i take an LVN exam first before doing RN again?
    also can i schedule an LVN exam and RN exam within same month? meaning take them almost at the same time to see if i will be succesful with at least one of them...right now i work as a patient care assistant, been doing that for 7 yrs and so tired of it ..feel like a maid , dont get me wrong i love my patients but i have too many bosses...
    will be waiting for your responses..thanks
    I'm sorry to hear this. I would call the state board of nursing in your state and ask them if you are eligible to take NCLEX-PN and if so, how do you go about doing it. I live in New York, and was just reading that they will no longer accept applications for NCLEX-PN from RN students that have been in school for three semesters because they felt that there are portions of the program for LPNs that have not been covered had you not completed the coursework for RN. Also, the scope of practice is different, and the focus of the LPN is different...we have more limitations than the RN. But, from my perspective, this is a dumb thing, because over the years, many RN students have taken NCLEX-PN in the middle of their coursework and did just fine.

    If you are able, take NCLEX-PN; for one, to obtain a nursing license (even if that is not the one you are aiming for), and to get some nursing experience. Somehow, something is telling me to focus on one exam at a time. I am no test expert, and I really can't see how an RN student can be denied to take the practical nursing exam, but, if the focus is, in fact, different, you may be answering questions from the perspective of an RN. Again, I am not sure, but, I just think that focusing on one exam at a time may be a bit better in case there is a big difference. My practical nursing exam had quite a few medications, had nothing to do with nursing diagnoses, had co-horting questions, priority questions (what would you do first?) and disease entities. I believe that an RN student may be able to sit through that exam because I do believe that you all had some of this as well. But, do not give up on your dream to become an RN if that is what you wish to be.

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