I am in Oklahoma and I actually met the requirements to sit for the PN boards after my 3rd semester out of my 5 semester program. I only failed the last semester before being dismissed. I actually decided to sit for my LPN boards and just go to work for a little while as an LPN (if I pass my boards!) and then I am giving myself a year of working as a nurse before I decide whether to continue pursuing my nursing education and complete a bridge program or start a teaching career. I'm sure it will probably be nursing though, I do love caring for people and I'm sure that if I ever left it, I would miss it.