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Can an LVN sit for the RN boards in any state?

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I'm a pretty new LVN and I've been trying to research ways to get my RN. I ran across a post a long time ago about LVN's sitting for the RN boards in certain states but having to go back to school from scratch if they want to get their BSN. Does anyone have any information about anywhere that will allow an LVN to sit for the RN boards and test out?

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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without the degree you mean? I can't imagine so.......

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txspadequeenRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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Texas does not allow you to sit for the NCLEX RN without attending a approved school of nursing. I inquired on this long ago, there is no challanging the board. I wouldnt want to anyway now. I think it is best I go through the program and do my clinicals like a good nursie.:)

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you must go back to school for 1 year fulltime to become a r.n. with diploma or associates. To get a BSN, plan on another 2 years fulltime, providing all your credits apply.

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California has a 30 unit program, but it is not recognized in any other state.

I would definitely say go to school, especially if you are a new LVN, without the expereience of bedside nursing to back you up on anything.

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There is no US state which allows people to "challenge" the NCLEX-RN without completing an approved educational program of some sort.

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