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If i attend a community college for an associates degree program, will i be an LPN or an RN?

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RNhopeful2015 has 6 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Med/Surg and LTC.

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If you do the full 5 semester program, you’d be an RN, ADN

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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What licensure does the program lead to? My guess would be RN, but the most accurate answer will come from the program. However, you aren’t either until you e passed the NCLEX exam. 

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mcjobson has 7 years experience as a ADN, BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Cardiovascular.

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Some programs, like the one I attended, allow you to sit for the NCLEX-PN at the halfway point.

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Before you can sit in a classroom at a community college, there's some hoops you have to jump through first. You have to through admissions to be admitted into the program (although there may be a waiting list). You may have to take some basic math classes before the prerequisite of college algebra can be taken. What is the description of this program? 

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It depends upon the specifics of the nursing program. Some schools offer a certificate program for LPN qualification (to take NCLEX). Others allow for the student to add the courses required to get an associates degree. Some other schools might require a full two year (or more with prerequisites) program leading to the degree (along with qualification to take NCLEX-PN), while others, still, do not offer PN at all but offer a two year degree for qualification to take the NCLEX-RN. Your first place to look for info would be the nursing school link for the school. If you still have questions, then call the nursing department and ask to speak to an advisor.

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I attended an LPN program at a community college.  I have an associates degree in science with a specialization in licensed nursing.  

The program offered LPN or Advanced LPN (what I did to get associates in science) it required 1 extra semester to total of 2 years.  

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T-Bird78 has 6 years experience.

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My LPN program was a diploma program through a technical college. I had three quarters of prerequisites, the entrance exam, an interview with the head of Allied Health and all the nursing instructors, to be considered for admission. The actual PN program was one year, four quarters, full-time. I have a coworker who went to a different technical college, got her two-year associates degree, in medical assisting. I’m the higher title but she has the higher degree.  To answer your question, it depends on which licensure your program is training you for. Would you have the classes and hours for RN to sit for the NCLEX-RN, or would it be for the PN to sit for the NCLEX-PN?  

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