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Ending my LPN program next term. How to get ready for the NCLEX-PN

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Hi everyone,

I am about to finish up my LPN portion of nursing school and move on to the RN program. I do plan on getting my LPN license and working while I continue my schooling. I will be working at an LTC facility (which trust me I don't want to do but I have a job waiting for me. I will move on to pediatrics after I finish RN) full-time on the weekends while I am in the RN program. I have my first baby on the way and 3rd shift weekends will work out great.

My question is this; how long does it take after you finish LPN training before you can sit for your boards? Should I go ahead and schedule my boards now? What sort of time frame will I be look at from the point I graduate to when I can start working as an LPN?

My wife is a Dental Hygienist from OSU and when she was in school they took their board exams (yes I mean more than one. I forget what they all were but she had to take 4 different board exams all together. One written, one clinical, and I can't remember the others) before she even graduated. Is this possible for LPN's or even RN's to do?

Thanks to everyone who writes and all comments are appreciated.

Have a good day,


P.S. If none of this makes sense give me a break i am new to this allnurses. :D

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I think I understand what you are asking!!! If I don't answer your exact questions, feel free to pm me.

You can't take the NCLEX until after you graduate, and the school sends your paperwork/application fee and background check to the Board. (I know we're from different campuses, but I'm sure Hondros does it the same way at both.) As far as timing goes, I think it's within a couple of months of the Board receiving your application. You can't schedule your actual exam until after you receive your ATT. If you're wanting to start working ASAP, I would recommend that you go ahead and get your resume in order, because once you get the process started, it usually moves pretty quickly.

Hope that answers your questions! Congratulations on your upcoming addition!!!

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hey! i just graduated on march 19th.. i take my state boards on may 19th! =) so the process does move pretty quickly, especially being out of school time flies!

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