Differences in classes between lpn programs across the states

  1. I've been looking at lpn schools in different states and I thought Lpn's only needed pharm, fundies , skills, med/surg 1,health promotions and lifespan and clinical 1 and 2.
    The schools I've been seeing the program needs psych nursing, pediatric and med/surg, and mental health. Why do some school need it and some schools don't, if they are the same degree?
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  3. by   nyteshade
    Each state has it's own requirements as to what satisfies for practical nursing in that state. Not all nursing schools are created equal, but they must meet whatever requirement each state has in place.
  4. by   MommaTy
    At my school which is a community college LPNs and RNs need the same pre-reqs. Only reason why is because they have a bridge course, which means LPNs and RNs spend the 1st 2 semesters together then the RNs have summer break while the LPNs finish classes up during the summer semester then graduate. Once you are an LPN for 1 year you can apply for the RN program and only have to do the last 2 semesters. I know everywhere is different and not all schools have a bridge program. Good luck.