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anyone take or heard of someone taking lpn boards while in rn school?

I am wondering if anyone out there took the lpn boards while so far along in rn school . . . new york allows this, as do some other states . . . and I am just wondering if you did, what state, and how did it work out for you? Also, how far along did you have to be as an rn before you could take the lpn boards?




--my dad



Adireen, That is exactly what I did. I took my LPN boards while in nursing school. I was allowed to take them after right after my second sem. of RN school. I also attended school in NY. It was of the best ideas I had. It was worth the money and the time. I got so much experience from studying for the boards, taking the boards, working as an LPN before stepping out there as an RN. So when it came time to take my RN boards, it was cake!! I already knew what to expect. Plus, working as an LPN helped me learn how to be a nurse in a hospital setting before I had to be out there as the RN, do charge and other RN tasks. So,all I can say is do it!!!! I was the best idea for me and many of my fellow students. We gain experience and confidence!! It helped with our school work as well. Things made more sense and showed in our grades. So, good luck. Trust me, you won't regret it.

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