LVN becoming RN

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Hi Everyone,

I have this BIG question that I need to ask all of you diligent nurses.

Okay, I somewhat know this girl who is a LVN and a year later she told me that she is a now RN. How is that possible??? She used to work at hospital in Hurst (North Hills Hospital). She told me that her boss told her to take the exam to become a RN. How can a LVN become a RN less than a year by taking an exam?? She didn't go to a LVN-RN school. All she said was, she took the exam to become a RN. I really don't know what she is talking about. Maybe she is trying to make herself look good. I used to be a nursing major. Still debating due to the LONG waiting list. I'm clueless since I'm a Health Science major. Wanting to become a Dental Hygienist as a Health Educator. Maybe become a LVN in the near future. Oh please help me. Thank you

NOI

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

Either you misunderstood your acquaintance, or she might simply be telling you a boldfaced lie. No person in the United States is allowed to ever become an RN by merely passing a test, because they must first possess the educational background. They must have attended either a diploma program (diploma RN), associate degree program (RN-ASN), or baccalaureate program (RN-BSN) before being allowed to sit for the NCLEX-RN. In other words, your acquaintance is not an RN if she did not attend an RN bridge program...

Gucci.82

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Either you misunderstood your acquaintance, or she might simply be telling you a boldfaced lie. No person in the United States is allowed to ever become an RN by merely passing a test, because they must first possess the educational background. They must have attended either a diploma program (diploma RN), associate degree program (RN-ASN), or baccalaureate program (RN-BSN) before being allowed to sit for the NCLEX-RN. In other words, your acquaintance is not an RN if she did not attend an RN bridge program...

Thank you,

My friend and I have been wondering the same think. Thats impossible. I'm clueless since I'm not a nursing major. I understood her, but knew from the start that she was lying. I guess she is trying to make herself look good. My friend will be attending nursing program and waited 2 years to get in. Now this fake girl is full of lies. Thanks again. I love your input "The Communter"

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.
Thanks again. I love your input "The Communter"
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caliotter3

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Could your friend possibly be a graduate of a foreign school of nursing who has just passed the RN boards?

EricJRN, MSN, RN

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Has 17 years experience.

By visiting www.bne.state.tx.us, you can verify a person's LVN or RN licensure online to make the matter a bit more clear.

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience.

this is true, you can go to the bon site and click on license verification and put in her name or social and it will pop right up...

by visiting www.bne.state.tx.us, you can verify a person's lvn or rn licensure online to make the matter a bit more clear.

Gucci.82

12 Posts

Could your friend possibly be a graduate of a foreign school of nursing who has just passed the RN boards?

no she didnt

Gucci.82

12 Posts

By visiting www.bne.state.tx.us, you can verify a person's LVN or RN licensure online to make the matter a bit more clear.

THANK YOU so much. Thats why I LOVE this forum and the lovely people here. You're the reason why, I'm thinkng about getting into the nursing (LVN). I just dont like the long waiting list. Getting old by the day.:lol2: THANK YOU AGAIN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience.

i can tell you 100% without a doubt there is no way in texas to obtain your rn license by taking 1 exam..none ..now she could have gone through ec and did their program but it is a actual college and you take a series of test then have a 2.5 clinical day at the end. it is possible to finish that program in a short amount of time. but just go take a test no.

hi everyone,

i have this big question that i need to ask all of you diligent nurses.

okay, i somewhat know this girl who is a lvn and a year later she told me that she is a now rn. how is that possible??? she used to work at hospital in hurst (north hills hospital). she told me that her boss told her to take the exam to become a rn. how can a lvn become a rn less than a year by taking an exam?? she didn't go to a lvn-rn school. all she said was, she took the exam to become a rn. i really don't know what she is talking about. maybe she is trying to make herself look good. i used to be a nursing major. still debating due to the long waiting list. i'm clueless since i'm a health science major. wanting to become a dental hygienist as a health educator. maybe become a lvn in the near future. oh please help me. thank you

noi

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