LPT to LVN

  1. Hi I'm currently a licensed psychiatric technician in moreno valley, ca. I want to get my lvn license as there are way more opportunities available as an lvn. Does anyone know what the process would be? thanks for any information .
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  3. by   caliotter3
    You would have to go to an LVN school. Better to go for an RN program. There was an LPT in my BSN program, he was in advanced placement because of his license. Look into RN programs and see if you can get priority for admission.
  4. by   eric909
    Quote from JohnnyTamas
    Hi I'm currently a licensed psychiatric technician in moreno valley, ca. I want to get my lvn license as there are way more opportunities available as an lvn. Does anyone know what the process would be? thanks for any information .

    Go LPT to RN bridge at MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE in walnut its a good program, i had 4 LPTs in my transition class.

    http://www.mtsac.edu/instruction/tec...ful_files.html
    Last edit by eric909 on Jan 25, '10
  5. by   Kimberly Ha
    Hi Eric

    Im actrually going to the orientation for LPT at mt. sac in May but am having second thoughts? I tried studying their website but find little luck. Are you sure this program can ladder into the RN program? Because when I asked they said that it doesnt ladder in, you just are a lpt who is applying for the RN program just like a regular student applying into their RN program. Please help!

    Kim
  6. by   Jespinoza
    Hey I was wondering if you ended up going for psych tech ?
  7. by   Wrogg15
    Yes you can challenge the Lvn....if you are a psych tech .. it's on the Bvnpt website under method #3... I'm attempting it myself so it'll be easier to get into nursing school.
  8. by   karrikon
    Hi. I am an Lvn who has five years as a psych tech in NC. I just moved back to California and am trying g to figure out what I need to be a psych tech. Any advice on what to do? Thanks!
  9. by   karrikon
    I want to do the reverse. LVN to Psych Tech. Any advice?
  10. by   hopefulkim99
    Was anyone able to make the transition successfully?
  11. by   karrikon
    Nope, not for me. A lady that was handling my application with the BVNPT suddenly retired and didn't finish my application. I am still working as an LVN though.

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