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We can't take the LPN boards while in ADN course.

last week we were notified by our nsg dept that adn students are no longer allowed to take the lpn board exams after our third semester. they said we now have to be enrolled in an lpn program in order to take the lpn boards. this is the first i have heard of this. it has always been a common practice for many adn students to take the lpn boards while still in rn school (at least in my neck of the woods). is this a nationwide thing or just in ny state???

This was recently passed in my school as well...the fall admits will no longer be able to take the LPN exam.

RNDreamer specializes in acute care.

this is actually as of june 1st...i must admit i was a tad annoyed when i found this out...here is a link to the info:

http://www.op.nysed.gov/nurse2eqelim.htm

last week we were notified by our nsg dept that adn students are no longer allowed to take the lpn board exams after our third semester. they said we now have to be enrolled in an lpn program in order to take the lpn boards. this is the first i have heard of this. it has always been a common practice for many adn students to take the lpn boards while still in rn school (at least in my neck of the woods). is this a nationwide thing or just in ny state???

NRSKarenRN specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

Not been permitted in PA over past 25 years....

Rationale is

a. NO completion of a nursing program which is SBON requirement most states.

b. RN students are not educated in LPN role/educational standards as part of ADN program; potential to practice beyond LPN role.

jemommyRN specializes in ICU.

I think we still can at my school but it is NEVER talked about because of the high dropout rate once the student becomes an LPN.

Mommy TeleRN specializes in Float.

Check into interning. ADN students are not permitted in my state to take LPN boards either. But you can be a nurse intern after 1-2 semesters of ADN classes (depends on hospital) Around here the pay is better than new grad LPN pay due to the competition for RN students

locolorenzo22 specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Detox, Tele.

The problem becomes that as a student, wouldn't you feel the potential for practicing beyond your license being out there....plus what if you go to start IV at work, because you do it in class...but not allowed under your license...too many issues, IMO...

You can in New Hampshire in some programs. It depends on the school I think and how they have it set up with the BON.

IrishIzCPNP specializes in Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L.

I'm in PA and yeah no doing that here.

I can understand why but at the same time it's kind of silly. The LPNs in our program did not have to take Nur 101 and Nur 102 as it was a repeat of what they have done. So if a student has done them then why not. We were told we were at an LPN point...just not completed and actual program.

Now I could see concern about that line between LPN and RN and accidentally crossing it. I could also see people on the floor expecting an LPN in RN school to do more because "well she does it in school" which isn't okay.

I can see it being tricky. I can also see why it's not a big deal to let it happen.

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