what states allow you to take the ncles-pn while in rn school?

  1. Anyone know, or know how to find this out? Sorry about the typo in the title! I can't get back to redo it!

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    Irene


    [This message has been edited by adireen (edited December 15, 1999).]
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  3. by   Agnus
    NV doesn't allow this. However, our school does have the option of taking a 3 credit course in the second semester that, along with the other 1st years courses meets the state's requirements for LPN. This spin off course is optional and not everyone takes it. It consist of additional clinical hours plus some leadership lecture.
    I took the spin off last year and like many of my colleagues am happy I did. I passed the boards without any problem. Often things get in the way of finishing the second year, many unpredictable things. Those who don't have the LPN boards under their belt when this happens are left out in the cold, if they must terminate their schooling sooner than planned.
    Deaths, family and personal illness and family problems among other things have forced some of us out of school. Some temporairly some not so temporary.
    You invest too much that first year to have nothing to show for it if something stops you from finishing.
  4. by   cathrnnurse
    Originally posted by adireen:
    Anyone know, or know how to find this out? Sorry about the typo in the title! I can't get back to redo it!

    In New York state you are allowed to take the LPN boards after the third year of school.

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