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in a BSN program can I sit for my LPN or ADN NCLEX

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Reese2012 has 3 years experience .

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I am currently enrolled in a BSN program in Indiana, is there a way I can apply to take the NCLEX for my LPN or ADN so I can work while going to school. I currently have 2.5years of school under my belt.

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Reese2012 has 3 years experience.

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If it is possible, does anyone know how I go about contacting the BON to set up a NCLEX date?

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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Have you tried to contact your state's BON?

Most states want individuals to sit for their NCLEX in an approved program in order to sit for the NCLEX; in this case, it would have to be an approved PN program in order to sit for the NCLEX-PN, and ADN and BSN students sit for the same NCLEX, making the requirement to sit for the NCLEX-RN after your BSN studies.

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It depends on your individual program and state whether you can sit for the LPN boards..I would contact your BON. And ADN/BSN take the same boards and have the same scope of practice...both RNs..so you can't sit for that nclex until you graduate with your BSN

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Once you have completed a certain amount of your BSN program, you can sit for LPN/LVN boards. Your instructors can help guide you if that is something you are interested in.

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akulahawkRN has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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As others have indicated, you would have to contact the appropriate BON in your state to help determine if/when you meet equivalent education requirements to be able to take the NCLEX for the LVN/LPN. I would expect that part of that determination is approval from your BSN program. I certainly applaud you for at least choosing to look into this process. Should you choose to pursue LVN/LPN licensure, you'll at least have some idea about how the NCLEX will test you but the exams are different because the scope of practice of an LVN/LPN is different from that of an RN.

As far as taking then NCLEX-RN, well, you'll have to wait for graduation from your BSN Program to be able to do that because the ADN-RN and the BSN-RN both take the same NCLEX exam.

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