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hey is this possible.. to take your RNA exam while finishing your RN BSN?

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by tryingtomoveup tryingtomoveup (New Member) New Member

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helllooooooooooooooooo!

me and my newly graduated lpns are wondering if you are allowed to sit for your RNA while attempting to finish your RN BSN.....because i know you can sit for your LVN while studying for your RN and you can take your CNA while studying for your LPN.. so please help ! thanks :-):nurse:

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Dag.....

I wonder why when they allow u to get ur cna while getting ur lvn... Thanks for the info :-)

Oh btw I am located in ny if anyone else has any other suggestions feel free to let me know thanks

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Mandychelle79 has 2 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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The NCLEX for ADN's and BSN's is the same test. So no you cannot sit for the NCLEX for ADN nurses while pursuing your BSN because there is not one to sit for.

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AgentBeast has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing.

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Dag.....

I wonder why when they allow u to get ur cna while getting ur lvn... Thanks for the info :-)

Oh btw I am located in ny if anyone else has any other suggestions feel free to let me know thanks

Because all the skills of a CNA are normally covered in the first semester of both the RN and LPN program. So after you complete that first semester/quarter you are able to take the CNA exam and skills test.

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thanks for the info :-)

ok as far as the exam for the RNA and the BSN... would u have to take it twice if u do RNA first then BSN or you would simply just be upgraded of some sort? since u said its the same test...

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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If you are in an associates degree program, you graduate with an Associates in Science in Nursing or a Associates in Applied Science in nursing. You are then given authorization to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Once you pass the NCLEX-RN you are then granted a license to practice registered professional nurse by your state BON. If you subsequently enter a RN-BSN program once you are done you do not retake the NCLEX-RN (you already have your RN) you graduate with your BSN.

If you entered a BSN program directly at the end you would graduate with your BSN and then be eligible for authorization to to take the NCLEX-RN exam.

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Some schools have the option where as soon as you finish your ADN they let you test, and then you can continue for BSN or exit with ADN. Depending on how the program is set. One you pass your NCLEX you don't have to take it again if you choose to continue for BSN.

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