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BSN students attempting NCLEX-PN exam?

I'm a traditional BSN student who intends on taking the NCLEX-PN exam next year, once I am eligible to do so (after my 4th semester). I was hoping to gain experience and work on my skills as an LPN before I take the NCLEX-RN so that I'm more comfortable with whatever field I go into.

Has anyone already done that or does anyone else intend on taking the NCLEX-PN while in nursing school?

RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

I had a classmate do this, and she started working as a LVN at a SNF. She got frustrated once she was a RN but working as a LVN. She did eventually find a RN job in a hospital, and I'm sure the LVN experience helped some.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

check with your state that you can do it as not all states allow this

I had a classmate do this, and she started working as a LVN at a SNF. She got frustrated once she was a RN but working as a LVN. She did eventually find a RN job in a hospital, and I'm sure the LVN experience helped some.

That is my worry--getting stuck with that LVN title. But I'm hoping that the experience will pay off in the end. Thanks for sharing that! It does give me some hope:)

check with your state that you can do it as not all states allow this

Luckily Hawaii does allow it. Fortunately.

NanikRN

Specializes in Oncology, Rehab, Public Health, Med Surg.

Sorry double post

NanikRN

Specializes in Oncology, Rehab, Public Health, Med Surg.

quote k9005 That is my worry--getting stuck with that LVN title. Quote

What an unfortunate choice of words. Surely you can phrase it more thoughtfully than that.

I was a LVN before becoming a RN. I never considered myself stuck.

In fact, some of my most valuable learning experiences were while I worked as a LVN

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