1. hello people, 1st time here really want to hear from other nurses to confirm or disspell info Ive done some research of my own and have not been able to find info stating if u r an LVN you may challenge the state board to become LVN has anyone heard anything
    Last edit by chosenchocolate on Oct 13, '06
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  3. by   Tweety
    I'm not sure what you're asking.

    Do you mean, if you're an LVN can you challenge the RN boards??? Because if you're already an LVN it doesn't make sense to challenge the LVN boards??

    Please clarify.

  4. by   TheCommuter

    If you're a CNA, EMT or paramedic in California, you may challenge the California boards to become an LVN after a certain number of years of experience. However, this LVN license is limited and will not transfer outside California.
  5. by   caliotter3
    The info you are asking about was printed in the instructions for applying for the CA LVN license many yrs ago (about 15 or so). Suggest you write a letter directly to the BVNPT and ask for this info as well as an application to take the licensing exam. You can probably also get the info straight from the website, but the govt websites are sometimes slow to deal with. Hope this helps.
  6. by   ayame
    ok, so i have read the instructions for the application on the CA website. does anyone have any idea of what i should study, remember i've been a medic not in a hospital working. thank you
  7. by   caliotter3
    I am assuming you are implying that you meet the criteria to apply to take the licensing exam in CA and intend to apply. I would then suggest that you follow Suzanne's plan using the Saunders Review for NCLEX book as starters. Go to the NCLEX forum on this site. A sticky re Suzanne's plan is at the top of the forum. Many people have passed the boards PN and RN using her study plan. Good luck.