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

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a CRRN, now a case management RN.

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The purpose of this article is to further explore the detailed process that an unlicensed healthcare worker must complete to challenge the boards and become a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in the state of California. You are reading page 5 of Challenging The Boards To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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Thank you to everyone that has commented and responded to this post. I know this post was made a while ago but I'm hoping that someone will be able to answer my question. I am currently in an LVN program and was just informed that I will not pass the Leadership module, therefore I will not graduate the program. I did pass all the other modules. Does anyone know if I would qualify for the option to challenge the board for LVN licensure? Thank you

Its unlikely but only the board of nursing can give you an accurate answer

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Thank you for your response.

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Can u then transfer your license to a different state

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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Can u then transfer your license to a different state

No. The LVN license by challenge is only valid in CA. The BVNPT is very specific about this.

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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.

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Hi

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 ?

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What if you already hold a Psychiatric Technician License from an accredited program here in California?

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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.

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DLOAH works as a LVN.

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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.

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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

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