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Earning your LPN license

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Hi everyone, I figured I'd post in the LPN board since i have a question for you all :)

I had heard that there were a few ways to get your LPN license, one of which was to complete the first year in a nursing program and then apply to the BON to take the NCLEX-PN. is this true, or does it vary state-by-state? I'm curious because I'd like to get my LPN license so I can work as one while I finish out the rest of my degree, but I'm not sure if it's possible to challenge the LPN course.

Sorry if this is a bit of a daft question - I'm not originally from the USA, so I'm still learning how things are done stateside.

Thank you so much for your time and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Obtaining an LPN/LVN license after completing a portion of an RN program (or through other means) varies from state to state. Possible in CA, no longer possible in NY. Your school admin can tell you if this option is available or you can contact the state directly, online or by phone or mail. One thing to be considered though, is the fact that just because your state allows this option, does not guarantee that your school will cooperate. Some schools do not allow this in conjunction with their programs. Find out if your state allows it, then find out if your school will participate in the process.

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If you are attending a technical college with the goal of an Associate Degree, then yes, you should be eligible at the "halfway" point. BSN candidate nurses are not able to sit for the LPN NCLEX in my state.

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If you are attending a technical college with the goal of an Associate Degree, then yes, you should be eligible at the "halfway" point. BSN candidate nurses are not able to sit for the LPN NCLEX in my state.

Thanks for the heads up! I'll check with my state's BON :)

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If you are attending a technical college with the goal of an Associate Degree, then yes, you should be eligible at the "halfway" point. BSN candidate nurses are not able to sit for the LPN NCLEX in my state.

I think Wisconsin is like this too. I'm able to sit for my LPN now that I finished second level, but when I talk to nurses who went to the state university they have no idea what I'm talking about.

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