Denied by CABON now to take LVN.. - page 5
Can anyone help me here, I'm planning to take the LVN exam because I just got denied by CABON because of the concurrency issue..I just want to know: Method #3 - Equivalent Education and/or... Read More
Mar 16, '12What is the postcard which the BVNPT is requiring??
"H. Postcard (55A-7) - Write your name and address on the postcard provided. Make sure to place a postage stamp on the postcard to receive verification that your application was received by the Board.
(Note: Not applicable for applications downloaded from the internet.)"
Guys who are applying or planning to apply for LVN, what's the first step you took? It's more complicated compared to the BRN. Just making sure I'm on the right track. Did you guys know how long will it take us if we take our deficiency? I tried contacting some schools but I haven't yet found any that offers only my deficiency. Thanks!
Mar 17, '12I know it is really complicated.After i take LVN and hopefully passed,i'll get a CGFNS-CES and try another state.But i'm not sure where to start.
Mar 17, '12most of the applicants here are applying for a vn license using method 3 (click for application)
i am a lvn and the bvnpt is more rigorous than the cabon (i also have my rn license and dealing with them is way easier than the bvnpt). based on the boards website, make sure you have the following before applying for the boards (they generally take 3-4 weeks to process each application).
method #3: completion of equivalent education and experience.
- pharmacology - 54 hours
- paid bedside nursing experience - 51 months
- verification of skill proficiency.
1,530 total hours: theory - *576 hours; clinical - 954 hours
*includes pharmacology - 54 hours
if you do not have a ssn, they cannot issue a license.
Mar 17, '12@ CCRN_Marie...thanks for the information that you provided however some of us doesnt have enough paid bedside nursing experience and like me i do have paid bedside nursing experience but it didnt reach 51 months..so i guess we dont need to fill up those form?..thats why Im kinda confuse..
Mar 17, '12Quote from proudpinayYou don't need paid bedside experience because all you need is to have the total of clinical and lecture hours mandated by BVNPT. You are using method 3 because you're petitioning for the equivalent education (it's equivalent education OR paid experience... they are not mutually exclusive).@ CCRN_Marie...thanks for the information that you provided however some of us doesnt have enough paid bedside nursing experience and like me i do have paid bedside nursing experience but it didnt reach 51 months..so i guess we dont need to fill up those form?..thats why Im kinda confuse..
If you have the hours specified above, and your school can validate that for you, then you are qualified to take the NCLEX- PN exam.
Mar 18, '12Just an FYI, you may not qualify for the Method #3 because I believe that's for CNAs with many years experience in all fields of nursing who can take the NCLEX-PN. You may want to contact the BVNPT directly and get clairfication because using method #3 will limit your scope as an LVN. You may not be able to take the IV ceritfication with using Method #3. I'm advising you to contact the board directly. You may be able to apply as a LVN with out using any of the methods. Good Luck
Mar 18, '12this forum is very helpful, thank you guys for the information. im planning also to apply in nclex-pn. does anyone of u already got a confirmation that you could take the nclex-pn?
Mar 19, '12Hi future USRN'sI wrote the analyst an appeal regarding the status of my application but he is kind enough to explain to me once and for all the Code of Regulation they are strictly implementing though he haven't answered my question regarding my classmates who in 2011 just took the nclex and have already passed.He did suggest that I first challenge the LVN as he stated in his email that "he wants to accept my application as much as he wants to but cannot because of the policy so he is recommending the bvnpt examination first hand." He further stated that he can see my perseverance and determination to take the exam and he wishes me goodluck on pursuing my career as a nurse.Talk about those consoling words! i just wish he could've given me the att instead of those because all i need is their approval!Oh yeah,after I read his letter, I have decided to pursue LVN, instead of putting in effort to go to a higher position so I can whine with this situation. Useless is not the word but to do that requires a lot of wasted time, anyways I just knew that it wont work anyway..For now I just want to pursue lvn but first I am applying for a job in homecare while reviewing for lvn exam. Then next year I will study MS and OB.It is a very painful decision to go the other path because I already have great plans when I became a USRN,one of those is to get a job at Kaiser Permanente. There are a lot of hindrance and rocks in the road but there is no way Im giving up with my nursing career.I've put so much effort in it when I was still a student(well,I admit,I am generally a good student with no vices at all), its not that I'm after the $$$(well,of course who doesnt need money!) its the decent dream job of mine to e a nurse...Goodluck to our endeavors guys!aja!
Mar 19, '12Quote from nursecubanitarn2baccording to the bvnpt website, there are 5 methods to take the test:just an fyi, you may not qualify for the method #3 because i believe that's for cnas with many years experience in all fields of nursing who can take the nclex-pn. you may want to contact the bvnpt directly and get clairfication because using method #3 will limit your scope as an lvn. you may not be able to take the iv ceritfication with using method #3. i'm advising you to contact the board directly. you may be able to apply as a lvn with out using any of the methods. good luck
method #1 - graduates of california approved schools of vocational nursing in californiainstructions are on file with each school. applications must be submitted by the director of your nursing program. contact your program director for application instructions and forms.
as the name indicates, it is the method or way for california vn graduates. this is what the students who took their vn classes in california. method #2 - graduates of an out-of-state school of practical/vocational nursing
applicant live scan fingerprint forms - required with method #2this method requires completion of a course in vocational or practical nursing in a school approved by the board of nursing in the state in which it is located.
this is for us educated vn who finished their vn classes outside of california but within one of the other 50 states in the us (aside from california). method #3 - equivalent education and/or experience
employment verification - nursing experience - required with method #3
applicant live scan fingerprint forms - required with method #3this method requires the equivalent of completion of 51 months of paid bedside nursing experience in an acute care facility, verification of skill competency and 54-theory hours of pharmacology. applicants with formal nursing education may submit official transcripts for a determination of possible credit in lieu of paid bedside nursing experience.
most of the foreign educated nurses fall into method # 3. education is substituted for the bedside nursing experience. while cna experience may have their licenses limited, by applying in method 3 via educational credit, licenses are issued just like the vn-state educated vns.method #4 - military applicants
applicant live scan fingerprint forms - required with method #4this method requires no less than 12 months of active duty bedside patient care on a hospital ward, completion of the basic course of instruction in nursing while in the armed forces and proof that service has been honorable.4-year expired california licensed vocational nurse
applicant live scan fingerprint forms - required with method #5
it is always safe to contact the boards. however, you also need to know that all licenses fall into methods. don't lose hope!
Mar 19, '12good morning everyone, just a quick question that may have been answered already. what's the difference between an analyst and an evaluator? or are they one of the same. btw this is in regards for the CABON.
Mar 27, '12Hi kayakoto and dragon_lady
i'm in the same situation i'm looking for a school right now for the requirement of additional course work for my med-surg because of the concurrent issue, i'm also planning to apply for nlcex-pn exam, i just want to ask i'm not a registered nurse in the philippines i just graduated there can i still apply for the nclex pn will i be eligible? if anybody nows? thank you!