Challenging The Boards To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - page 5

Contrary to popular beliefs, a person really can become a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in the state of California without ever having graduated from an approved school. An unlicensed person... Read More

  1. by   sasyone
    Contact the Board. You may be able to work as a CNA to gain the lacking hours and use the hours you did pass within your LVN program.
  2. by   Isacam
    I'm in the process of getting my paper work filled out as well... you mentioned
    All that is needed is med surge but what about the other departments..?
    Also what school did you attend to bridge over from Lvn to rn ?
  3. by   Sweetpea37
    What if you already hold a Psychiatric Technician License from an accredited program here in California?
  4. by   Sweetpea37
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Experience as a CNA, PCT, PCA, or former military medic would count.
    I seriously doubt it, since most LVN-to-RN completion programs require that eligible applicants graduate from an approved LVN/LPN program. People who earn their licensure by challenging the boards technically have not graduated from an approved LVN program or school of nursing, so most (if not all) RN bridge programs would not enroll them.
    California is an interesting state with unconventional rules and regulations. The California Board of Registered Nursing will not grant licensure to RNs who graduated from Excelsior College after 2003, but the California Board of Vocational Nursing will issue LVN licensure to people who have not even graduated from a nursing program. It is one of those things that makes you go, "Hmmm...".
    What about graduate from an accredited psychiatric technician program? Plus, over 7 years of experience.
  5. by   DLOAH
    I think your best bet is to call the board and see what they say. I do know there are Psych Tech to RN programs. You wouldn't be challenging the boards if you did it that way.
  6. by   jplan9barba
    Greetings and salutations! I am a crt in california and I want to become the LVN at my kid`s school. They only want LVN I was wondering, as an RT, do i qualify to sit in on the lvn exam
    I actually wanted to be an LVN but other lvn`s here in California told me it was not worth it and to pursue my RT. I love the idea of LVN however, I was an emt and an er tech for a long time and I love being in the ER and ICU, I never saw LVN`s being utilized in the ED. That being said I love working with children and I would love to be both LVN as well as RT. I just need to know where to start
    Cheers everyone