Quote from nitra12000
I just found out that I passed my NCLEX for LPN! How long do I have to wait in order to get a license# and start working? My next question is that I am currently in a diploma RN program---this is how I was eligible to take the LPN exam----will I be able to get a permit or endorsement in other states like PA, NJ, DE, or MD?
All replies will be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!:spin:
I guess you squeezed in under the wire! I believe as of June 1, this option (testing for LPN while in RN program) will no longer be available. One of the reasons is that no other states (including NYS) will recognize a license as valid if it has not come after the completion of an accredited nursing program.
You can, therefore, work as an LPN in NYS, licensed in NYS, but not elsewhere. You will need to have completed your RN program to apply for a license that can be endorsed in other states. And of course, once you HAVE completed your RN curriculum, you can sit for NCLEX-RN and then get a license you can use in ALL the States.
As for the length of time it takes to get the actual license, or license number, that kind of depends on the time of year you're getting processed, it seems. I don't remember it taking all that long, though, maybe a couple of weeks? And you can call the BON to get your license number (or look it up on the website!) long before the paper arrives in the mail