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Testing for LPN while in school for RN ??

I am going to be graduating in Dec2006 with my ADN from an RN program.

I've heard that you can test for LVN/LPN license while in the later part of an RN program. Does anyone know if this is true?? I will be very appreciative of your replys:)

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

I am going to be graduating in Dec2006 with my ADN from an RN program.

I've heard that you can test for LVN/LPN license while in the later part of an RN program. Does anyone know if this is true?? I will be very appreciative of your replys:)

Hello, TCC/RN,:balloons:

You need to check with your program and/or the state BON. Many programs do this and many do not.

Hi, my friend did the same thing she finish the 1st year of her ADN program here in California and after that they challenged the lpn/lvn test.I believe you could take that after you finish the first year of your adn program which is like an lvn class.Im just letting you know what my friend did.

Hope you pass!!

gauge14iv

Specializes in ICU, ER, HH, NICU, now FNP. Has 23 years experience.

In Texas I know that used to be possible, I do not know if that is still the case, I would contact the BNE.

RoxanRN

Specializes in CCRN, CNRN, Flight Nurse. Has 10 years experience.

I am going to be graduating in Dec2006 with my ADN from an RN program.

I've heard that you can test for LVN/LPN license while in the later part of an RN program. Does anyone know if this is true?? I will be very appreciative of your replys:)

Depends on your school. My school is the only one in the area which provides such curriculm progression. I passed my NCLEX-PN during my 3rd semester (4 semester RN program). If you are able, I'd recommend you do it if not for any other reason but to have actually taken an NCLEX test. It takes some of the stress out of the RN NCLEX.

i know the local junior college near me does the lpn test in the middle of the adn program. i am in illinois; not all schools here do that, though.

suebird :p

luv4nursing

Specializes in Med/Surg, Tele, Peds, LDRP. Has 5 years experience.

I would suggest doing it if you have the opportunity, especially if u have to work during school. As an LPN you can probably get a home health gig where you really dont do much of anything but sit there all day so really u can study at work and u make more than you would doing something else like CNA or whatever. Im an LPN getting my RN and I get at least 3 or 4 hours study time at my home health job. Thats aside from a couple of hours I spend watching TV or talking on the phone. gotta love home health!:smokin: I am less tired from a 12 hr shift working there than a 6 hour shift at Starbucks where I used to work while in LPN school.

gauge14iv

Specializes in ICU, ER, HH, NICU, now FNP. Has 23 years experience.

"Home health gig" and "sit there all day"??? Are you doing home health? or sitting? I never ran so hard in all my life as I did when I worked home health!

luv4nursing

Specializes in Med/Surg, Tele, Peds, LDRP. Has 5 years experience.

"Home health gig" and "sit there all day"??? Are you doing home health? or sitting? I never ran so hard in all my life as I did when I worked home health!

lol :) I guess it depends on the case since there is of course a wide range in the types of patients you may have. If you have a bedridden or vegetative type patient there isnt much more to do than give their scheduled meds/treatments, turn them every 2 hours, and keep them clean and dry. I guess Ive been lucky but Ive known many others tell me the same thing as far as you had better take something to do or read bc u will get bored. There is only so much u can do in 12 hours for one person verses 6-8 in the hospital and lord forbid 30 or more in LTC. I have a friend who basically gets paid to show up at night and sleep there for an elderly man, for some people they mainly need someone there in the case they were to fall or get hurt. I thought it was the more laid back and slower pace and the ability to have one on one time without having to be stretched too thin that attracts most to that area.

gauge14iv

Specializes in ICU, ER, HH, NICU, now FNP. Has 23 years experience.

Ah - so you are talking about private duty actually - In home health you see lots of different patients all day. Thats what we call it in Texas, maybe it's different where you are.

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

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

Hello there TCC student. I just graduated from TCC in Aug and live in Joshua... its a small world. Im at Tarleton state doing the LVN to BSN program. Good luck to you!!!

I am going to be graduating in Dec2006 with my ADN from an RN program.

I've heard that you can test for LVN/LPN license while in the later part of an RN program. Does anyone know if this is true?? I will be very appreciative of your replys:)

luv4nursing

Specializes in Med/Surg, Tele, Peds, LDRP. Has 5 years experience.

Ah - so you are talking about private duty actually - In home health you see lots of different patients all day. Thats what we call it in Texas, maybe it's different where you are.

Yep! Its private duty!:) See around here they call it home health in general, and with most HH agencies you can do private duty or visits. Im in Peds HH and u can work in a group home where u get 2-3 patients or u can do private duty in the homes. I like the idea of visits too bc if u only have to do one thing like a dressing change, etc, u can see many patients over the day and the rate per hour would be high since its per patient...I guess the downside is gas prices!

hi....i am an PN student from the Philippines, Im about to graduate this coming March, I just wonder if I can advance my PN to RN proram....in the state of Ohio..(HELP!!!!!!!)

Hello there TCC student. I just graduated from TCC in Aug and live in Joshua... its a small world. Im at Tarleton state doing the LVN to BSN program. Good luck to you!!!

:) :) Hi, pls give me inputs regarding PN to RN program (schedule of classes, tuition fees...etc) thanks!:)

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

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

Are you in Texas?

:) :) Hi, pls give me inputs regarding PN to RN program (schedule of classes, tuition fees...etc) thanks!:)

CyndieRN2007

Specializes in Occ health, Med/surg, ER.

The program that I am in allows the student to test for LPN while continuing on to the RN program. I am a Texas resident going to school in New Mexico (the NM border is closer than the closest nursing school in Texas). In the college that I go to, all of the RN pre-req classes are required before you can even get into the LPN program. That way, the student can either move on to RN level without going back to general pre reqs, or stop at LPN.

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