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BSN educated to take the LPN test

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Hi Everyone,

I'm a new registered user, but I often visited the site and have learned a lot. I just wanted to know if anyone out there decided to take the LPN test while finishing the RN? And if so, did you find it difficult to distinguish the LPN's limitations in comparison to the RN? In other words, are there questions on the test that can answered incorrectly if you answer from an RN's perspective?

Thank you. Any reply would be greatly appreciated!

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If you are in a BSN program, you cannot sit for the LPN exam until you have finished three years of your program. It cannot be done after one year of the BSN program, you have not covered enough of the clinical hours yet.

The exam can be written after one year of the two year ADN program, but only in some states.

You will be much further ahead by getting a nurse externship program.

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Yes I am aware of the requirements for taking the exam. I will be graduating in May 2006 with my Bachelors in Nursing. I have already scheduled to take the LPN exam. I was just curious about the content.

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S.N. Visit has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Home Health Care.

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Yes I am aware of the requirements for taking the exam. I will be graduating in May 2006 with my Bachelors in Nursing. I have already scheduled to take the LPN exam. I was just curious about the content.

I'm super curious, :idea: if you are graduating Next month with a BSN, why will you spend so much money & time on the NCLEX-PN, when you can take the NCLEX-RN instead? How much time are you allowing between taking the PN & RN boards?

The NCLEX-Pn will be over qustions that pertain to the scope of practice of an LPN. I think it would be harder to answer questions from an RN perspective.

Good luck.

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Yes I am aware of the requirements for taking the exam. I will be graduating in May 2006 with my Bachelors in Nursing. I have already scheduled to take the LPN exam. I was just curious about the content.

It is about as different as different can be. I am curious as to why you are going to pay for the NCLEX-PN exam, and the license fee, if you are graduaing from a BSN program in two months. That is what that does not make sense.

Even if you take the exam now and pass, you are going to have serious issues with finding an employer that will give you a full orientation, if you are just going to be in that role for a couple of months. Even if you have been working somwhere as a CNA, or nurse extern, with the LPN after your name, you are going to be working under your own license.

Sorry, but you would be much further ahead by preparing for your NCLEX-RN that you will take as soon as you graduate.

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AmerDutch has 16 years experience and specializes in hospice/home health.

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Hi--

I did exactly what you plan on doing. With 6 months to go before graduating from an RN school, I sat for the LPNs. I was very nervous baout passing the RN boards, and wanted the LPN diploma as an insurance policy, in case the worst happened.

As to the question content (and this was 16 years ago, mind you), I found that if there were 4 answers, and one of them was "Go to the RN in charge", that was the appropriate answer. Not always, but it's a good rule of thumb. You have to always remember while testing that many things you have been taught to do as an RN you cannot do as an LPN.

I found the test to be easy, and was glad to have taken it. Shortly after taking the test, my life partner died, and I stopped my RN schooling 6 weeks before completion. But I had my LPN license, and that's what I do now.

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you should choose that answer only after you are absolutely sure there is nothing you (the LPN) can do for the patient, usually there is something you can do first before you call the RN, otherwise "GO to the RN in charge", just my two cents=).

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I am a fourth semester student at a BSN program in the state of Kansas. I was scheduled to gradute next month May 23 2010. However i will not be graduating because i did not complete satisfactorily one of the classes and that is Critical Care Nursing. Does anyone out there have any idea how i can take the LPN test so that i can enter the work force? My financial situation cannot allow me to go back to school in one year to retake only one class. Thanks

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You need to speak to the advisors at your nursing school since the school has to sign off on your LPN application anyway. First find out from your state Board whether this is allowed in your state. Then get the application done and go to the school to get them to sign off on it.

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am a fourth semester student at a BSN program in the state of Kansas. I was scheduled to gradute next month May 23 2010. However i will not be graduating because i did not complete satisfactorily one of the classes and that is Critical Care Nursing. Does anyone out there have any idea how i can take the LPN test so that i can enter the work force? My financial situation cannot allow me to go back to school in one year to retake only one class. Thanks

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am a fourth semester student at a BSN program in the state of Kansas. I was scheduled to gradute next month May 23 2010. However i will not be graduating because i did not complete satisfactorily one of the classes and that is Critical Care Nursing. Does anyone out there have any idea how i can take the LPN test so that i can enter the work force? My financial situation cannot allow me to go back to school in one year to retake only one class. Thanks

When are people going stop treating the PN practice permit as a consolation prize for failing to graduate from an RN programme???

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