Difference between the LPN and RN Nclex Exam

  1. Does anyone know what the differences are between the Nclex~LPN and the Nclex~RN? I remember taking the Nclex~Lpn exam a few years ago, and I really didn't think it was all that bad. The hardest part was just trying to relax so I could think straight and understand the questions. I think the biggest part is HOW to take the test, not so much remembering all the knowledge that is crammed in your brain. Please share your ideas!
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  3. by   lllenjolll
    its the level of attained educ.
    associate degree/ bachelor degree holder can take NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-LPN.

    taking up LVN course can take NCLEX-LPN but not NCLEX-RN.

    Here's an overview of nursing hierarchy.

    RN > LPN > CNA. :O
  4. by   tokmom
    Well, I took the LPN years ago, so maybe it's changed. I then took the RN 4 yrs later. The LPN wasn't as indepth as the RN test was. I don't remember it being as difficult, whereas the RN test was a bit more indepth. Both were given over 2 days back then.