is it true that EC excempts u from one essentials test just because u r LPN? if they do which one? was anybody excempted from any tests?

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Lunah, MSN, RN

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Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 15 years experience.

Some LPNs have been exempt from the second exam, "Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences," but they have recently changed the rule for that; it depends on how long you've been an LPN. You need to check with EC to find out for sure. Have you had your transcripts evaluated for credit? You should, if you haven't.


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im working on sending my transcripts. what credit do they give for the lpn if any


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Specializes in Tele/Neuro/Trauma. Has 8 years experience.

I believe the new rule is that if you have been an LPN for 5 years or greater as of 1/1/11 then you are no longer exempt from the Health Differences exam.