How does a LVN become an RN?
Beside this, how long does it take to go from LVN to RN?
Based on your present circumstances, you can develop an LVN to RN educational path for either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN). Taking an LVN to RN program may take up to two years to complete. An LVN to BSN program will usually take 3 years to complete.
Also Know, is a LVN considered a nurse?
A licensed nurse is a Licensed Vocational (or Practical) Nurse or a Registered Nurse. A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a licensed nurse that has completed abbreviated education and clinical hours of instruction.
However both roles require you to take the NCLEX exam, and pass, in order to get licensed and practice in that role. Secondly, an RN can manage whereas an LPN can only supervise. RN's develop a care plan for LPN's and CNA's to follow. Many states require an RN to administer many, if not all, IV medications.