taking NCLEX-PN while a student in RN school

  1. Has anyone ever heard of anyone doing this, or does someone out there plan on this, or have done this?
    I have only heard of two states that allow this: NY and MA . . . any others?
    I would love all feedback on this. I am interested in doing this and want to hear from anyone who knows about it!
    Thanks!

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    Irene
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  3. by   maikranz
    Originally posted by adireen:
    Has anyone ever heard of anyone doing this, or does someone out there plan on this, or have done this?
    I have only heard of two states that allow this: NY and MA . . . any others?
    I would love all feedback on this. I am interested in doing this and want to hear from anyone who knows about it!
    Thanks!
    Greetings!
    Go for it. I graduated from a school in NYC and that was the thing to do after our 1st year. You could then work as an LPN, provided, of course, that you passed. The difficulty arose when asked situations; you must answer according to the standard any prudent LPN would do. That can be hard, but do it! The experience you;ll get from taking NCLEX will be valuable. Good Luck!
  4. by   Tracy
    States will accept an RN liscence from someone taking the boards before graduating, but some will not recognize you having your BSN.
  5. by   marie229
    alot of peoplethat just graduated from our LVN program are in the bridge RN program. they Are in 3rd semester of their rn program and are taken their NCLEX-PN
  6. by   lcbradley
    I am in a two year program. I just took the NCLEX-PN going into my final year of nursing school. I think it depends on whether permission is granted from your school administrator. She has to fill out the certificate of endorsement.
  7. by   RNsRWe
    It depends on the State requirements, not the school. In NY, you must have completed the third semester of a two-year (four semester) program prior to sitting for NCLEX-PN. Therefore, none of my classmates chose this.

    It used to be that one could sit for PN exam after the first two semesters; quite a number of students DID do this at that time because they could work that first summer as an LPN, and continue throughout the rest of school if they chose. Not an option now, though; having an LPN for just a few months before the RN seemed like a waste.
  8. by   RNsRWe
    wait a minute....this thread is from 1999!!!
    marie, why did you resurrect the dead??

    shoulda checked the date before typing

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