Is it possible for an undergrad BSN student to challenge the LPN licensure exam?

  1. 0 I'm an undergraduate BSN student from the Philippines, I was in my 3rd year college when i left the country. I am now residing in Florida.

    Is it possible for an undergraduate BSN student to just challenge the LPN licensure exam?
    What are the requirements?
    Does anybody know anything about this?

    Guys, please help.
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  3. Visit  puravidaLV profile page
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    check with the state and their requirements.
  4. Visit  sherilyn321 profile page
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    Here are the Florida requirements:

    Eligibility Requirements : refer to sections 464.008 and 464.009, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Rules 64B9-3.002 and 3.008, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

    • Graduate of a practical nursing program or a registered nursing program. A degree from a generic MSN or higher program may be acceptable if the education is deemed equivalent.


    • Successfully complete courses, equivalent to practical nursing education in a registered nursing program. Practical Nurse examination based on practical nursing equivalency (PNEQ).

    You need to talk to the State for an answer specifically for your situation: Phone: (850) 245-4125, Web: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing
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  5. Visit  realnursealso/LPN profile page
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    Not in NY, not allowed anymore. You have to complete LPN school before you can take our boards.
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  6. Visit  Katie5 profile page
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    Impossible is nothing. You can do anything you set your mind to.What gives?
  7. Visit  pennyaline profile page
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    No to the LPN boards in Utah, too. They used to allow it for students progressing through RN programs but stopped in recent years.
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  8. Visit  realnursealso/LPN profile page
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    TO: New York State Registered Nursing Programs

    FROM: Barbara Zittel, RN, Ph.D., Executive Secretary to the New York State Board for Nursing

    DATE: September 27, 2006

    SUBJECT: Phasing out of the Option Permitting Students in RN Nursing Programs to Practice as LPNs*


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This is to notify you that as of June 1, 2007 the State Education Department will no longer accept applications for licensed practical nursing based on completion of Form 2-EQ. This option permits students in programs for registered professional nursing (RNs) to apply for Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) licensure after having:

    Completed at least three semesters of a registered professional nursing program,
    Completed clinical components in each of the three semesters completed,
    Earned 20 semester hours in nursing courses which include a clinical nursing component, and
    Received a grade of "C" or better in both clinical and classroom components of each nursing course.
    Several factors resulted in the Department's position to phase out this option. Based on a number of patient safety concerns the Department re-examined its policy regarding this issue. Our investigation found that:

    As a result of curricular changes in registered professional nursing programs, the fourth semester of the program may contain all of the didactic and clinical assignments related to certain content areas such as obstetrical or psychiatric nursing, for example. Students not taking this last semester and licensed as LPNs under the 2-EQ option, therefore, might have little or no contact in these areas. We have concluded that the assumption of substantial equivalence can no longer be supported.
    Persons licensed as LPNs under this option have had no content on the differentiated scope of practice of LPNs and RNs and therefore do not know how to practice as an LPN.
    Individuals so licensed are not able to be licensed in other jurisdictions as the requirement in other states is for completion of an LPN program.
    This option is not available in any of the 47 professions regulated by the Department.
    Within the past year staff has met with members of the Council of Associate Degree Nursing, Inc., the Council of Deans of Nursing, Senior Colleges and Universities of New York State and the LPN Council. There has been wide spread support for elimination of this option among all three groups of educators as well as nursing professional associations.

    In order to provide you with time to instruct your students about this change, the implementation date for this change is set for June 1, 2007.

    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact me directly by phone, 518-474-3817 (press or say 1 followed by extension 120), e-mail, bzittel@mail.nysed.gov, or mail, The State Education Building, 2nd floor West Wing, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234. Thank you for your part in assisting us in dealing with this issue and continuing to assure that the residents of New York are provided safe and competent nursing care.

    * PLEASE NOTE: This means that by June 1, 2007 applications must be received and requirements must be met and submitted. Those received after this date will not be reviewed.
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  9. Visit  Moogie profile page
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    Quote from Katie5
    Impossible is nothing. You can do anything you set your mind to.What gives?
    Impossible and illegal are two very different principles.

    "What gives" is the state nurse practice act, which determines who is eligible and ineligible to take licensing boards.
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  10. Visit  caffeineRx profile page
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    Not, it's not possible.
  11. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Your post seems to indicate that you were a BSN student in the Philippines. In that case, you would be subject to the rules that apply to students/graduates of foreign schools of nursing.
  12. Visit  dianah profile page
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    Post by miladerek moved to South Carolina Nursing area, here.
  13. Visit  riena_pie profile page
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    I'm an undergraduate BSN student from the Philippines, I was in my 3rd year college when i left the country. I am now residing in Florida.

    Is it possible for an undergraduate BSN student to just challenge the LPN licensure exam?
    What are the requirements?
    Does anybody know anything about this?

    Guys, please help.


    Im also from Florida and had my grades evaluated at this office I paid $185 and this was 2 yrs ago.

    I am also a college graduate I had a computer science degree gradutated from Philippines. I am planning to study in Florida 2 yrs ago but I wasnt able to enroll becoz of the residency requirement to pay a cheaper tuition fee.So i waited but I just decided to study CNA in a small school AGUILAS INTL in TAMPA.I got my CNA license in FL. BUt I recently enrolled here in the Philippines for my 2nd degree to pursue BSN or 4 yrs in Nursing Im on my 1 st year now and need some few pre-req.Still it will take me 4 yrs before I can graduate but I am also planning to go back to the US after 2 yrs planning to challenge the BOARD just like your PLAN to be an LPN coz being away from my husabnd becoz of my studies is very tough for both of us.
    PLEASE let me know what happened to your application I hope this might help you too.
    ACADEMIC EVALUATION SERVICES INC. 11700 N. 58th St. Suites G & H Temple Terrace, Fl 33617
    Phone #:813 374 2020
    Better to call them first if their address is still there ....
    HCC gave me this offices that evaluates foreign student"s grades.

    I hope this wil help you.And please let me know what happened to you.It stinks that you weren't able to finish ur degree here.Oh well atleast you are there now.JUST do what u gotta do.
    Goodluck!!!!

    You can also personally email me here or message me coz I really want to know the Path u r taking now or u r going to take.
    Thanks....


    I just read FLORIDA HEALTH website.
    just read this

    Applicants Educated Outside the United States or graduates from U.S. Territories who's
    Regulatory Nursing Board is not a Member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
    (NCSBN):
    You are required to have a full education credentials review by a Florida approved credentialing
    agency. An original copy of the report must be sent electronically to the Board of Nursing directly from
    the agency.
    As of October 1, 2009, the Board no longer accepts paper copies of the report. You are responsible
    to pay all fees the agency charges for these services. After your application for licensure is processed
    and has been deemed complete, the Board of Nursing will review your educational evaluation and
    contact you with the status of your application in writing. Please ensure that your mailing address is
    up to date throughout the application process.
    Credentials reports received from credentialing agencies not listed below WILL NOT be accepted.
    Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc. International Education Research
    601 University Avenue, Suite 127 Foundation, Inc.
    Sacramento, CA 95825-6738, USA Post Office Box 3665
    Phone: (916) 921-0790 or 866-411-3737 Culver City, CA 90231-3665, USA
    866-411-ERES (Toll Free) Phone: (310) 258-9451
    Fax: (916) 921-0793 Fax: (310) 342-7086
    Email: edu@eres.com Email: information@ierf.org
    Web: www.eres.com Web: www.ierf.org
    Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. Commission on Graduates of
    International Education Consultants Foreign Nursing Schools
    7101 SW 102 Avenue 3600 Market Street, Suite 400
    Miami, FL 33173, USA Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651, USA
    Phone: (305) 273-1616 Applicant Inquires: (215) 662-0425
    Fax: (305) 273-1338 Customer Service Fax: (215) 622-0425
    Email: info@jsilny.com Automated Phone System (to check
    Web: www.jsilny.com status): (215) 599-6200
    Email: info@cgfns.org
    Web: www.cgfns.org

    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursi...ure-rn-lpn.pdf

    I think you better go to Miami

    Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. Commission on Graduates of
    International Education Consultants Foreign Nursing Schools
    7101 SW 102 Avenue 3600 Market Street, Suite 400
    Miami, FL 33173, USA Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651, USA
    Phone: (305) 273-1616 Applicant Inquires: (215) 662-0425
    Fax: (305) 273-1338 Customer Service Fax: (215) 622-0425
    Email: info@jsilny.com Automated Phone System

    I hope you can call them and ask them what you needed.
    Again goodluck!!!
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Sep 12, '12 : Reason: link removed


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