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CNA to LVN Pharmacology Course


Best American Healthcare University offers a cna to lvn method three nclex challenge pharmacology class. The cna to lvn 54 hour pharmacology course online will qualify the individual to challenge the LVN NCLEX Exam in California.

54 Pharmacology Theory Hours pursuant to California Code of Regulations

Division 25 Article 4. Licenses § 2516(b)(2)

This Course is offered to Certified Nursing Assistants seeking licensure as vocational nurses in California based upon equivalent experience and/or education. The California Board of Vocational Nursing (LVN Board) refers to this approach to licensing as “Method 3: Qualification Based on Equivalent Education and/or Experience Authority per section 2873 of the Vocational Nursing Practice Act and section 2516(b) of the

California Code of Regulations.” What Method 3 does is recognize that experience gained as a CNA can be the equivalent to formal

education. Although there may be variants in experience acceptable to the Board, according to regulation, a CNA must have 51 months of

“paid general duty inpatient bedside nursing experience” consisting of the following:

• 48 months medical/surgical nursing

• 6 weeks maternity or genitourinary nursing

• 6 weeks pediatric nursing

In addition, the applicant must also complete a 54 hour course of instruction in pharmacology which is obtainable with Best American Healthcare University. CNAs both in California and other states who have met the above required experience can take this class and sit for the California LVN board in their respective states once the board authorizes them to test.

Currently,this class is offered only online, it is an 8 week course.


If you are not sure if your experience will qualify, please scroll down on this page and read "More information on Experience" below


Only 2 steps to apply: 

1. Pay

 2. Fill out form

54 hour pharmacology course method three lvn exam challenge

Click to pay $2400 option two in full

Click here to subscribe $200 bi-weekly for option two 

Click here to subscribe $200 bi-weekly for option three 

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THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY ONLY OFFERED ONLINE.

THERE ARE 3 OPTIONS:

OPTION ONE: PHARMACOLOGY COURSE ONLY : $350. (8 WEEKS)

OPTION TWO: PHARMACOLOGY COURSE WITH LVN NCLEX REVIEW: $2400 (24 WEEKS)

OPTION THREE: NCLEX REVIEW ONLY WITHOUT PHARMACOLOGY (FOR STUDENTS WHO ALREADY HAVE COMPLETED THE PHARMACOLOGY COURSE): $2200 (16 WEEKS)

Click here to pay $350 option one

Course Options

How option ONE works:

1. Register and pay the course fee of $350

2. Receive study materials at your doorstep within five business days

3. Take the course with the help of an online instructor.(must be completed IN 8 WEEKS)

4. Assignments are due every week.(Your online instructor will guide you)

5. Receive your transcript from the school and send to the board of nursing alongside your proof of work experience


How option TWO works:

1. Register and subscribe below for an automatic billing of $200 every two weeks. Your billing will automatically stop after 12 payments, making a total of $2400.

2. Receive study materials at your doorstep within five business days

3. Take the course with the help of an online instructor.(must be completed in 24 WEEKS)

4. Assignments are due every week.(Your online instructor will guide you)

5. Receive certificate from the school after the first 8 weeks and send to the board of nursing alongside your proof of work experience

6. Continue the LVN NCLEX Review Course for the remaining weeks.

7. Once you get your authorization to test from the board, you are ready to test.

8. This course includes an optional 3-day hands-on IV therapy and blood withdrawal class at the school. Classes are offered every month. Student chooses the month preference. After registering below, click on our IV therapy course page to see class schedules.


How option THREE works:

1. Register and subscribe below for an automatic billing of $200 every two weeks. Your billing will automatically stop after 11 payments, making a total of $2200.

2. Receive study materials at your doorstep within five business days

3. Take the course with the help of an online instructor.(must be completed in 16 WEEKS)

4. Assignments are due every week.(Your online instructor will guide you)

5. This course includes an optional 3-day hands-on IV therapy and blood withdrawal class at the school. Classes are offered every month. Student chooses the month preference. After registering on this page, click on our IV therapy course page to see class schedules.

 54 hour pharmacology course

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1. Pay 

2. Fill out form


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More Information about the CNA to LVN needed experience

Overview

Qualifying for the licensure examination based on prior education and experience, often referred to as "the equivalency method", requires the applicant to provide documentation of a minimum of 51 months of paid general duty inpatient bedside nursing experience in a clinical facility and completion of a 54-theory-hour pharmacology course. If the applicant has successfully completed additional formal nursing education, that education may be substituted for some of the required bedside nursing experience.

The equivalency method permits unlicensed individuals who have had extensive inpatient bedside nursing care experience, plus a limited amount of formal education, to demonstrate that they have acquired sufficient basic nursing knowledge to be eligible for the licensure examination.

Please note that achieving licensure via the equivalency method may limit the licensee's ability to be hired as a licensed vocational nurse or psychiatric technician. No other state accepts licensees who have been licensed via this method. In addition to licensure, some health care facilities within California require that their potential employees be graduates of approved nursing or psychiatric technician programs. Such facilities will not hire licensees who have achieved licensure via the equivalency method. If you have questions about licensure in another state, please contact that state's board of nursing. If you have questions about the hiring practice of a particular health care facility in California, please contact that facility.

Experience

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations section 2516(b), the 51 months of paid general duty inpatient bedside nursing experience must include a minimum of each of the following:

48 months medical/surgical nursing;

6 weeks maternity or genitourinary nursing;

6 weeks pediatric nursing.

The majority of the paid bedside nursing experience must have occurred in a inpatient clinical facility providing the types of patient care that will prepare the applicant for the content topics covered in the licensure examination. It is required that all experience must have occurred within the past ten years, with half of the required experience occurring in the past five years. The experience must have been recent enough that the applicant is knowledgeable regarding current types of patient care equipment, policies and procedures.

When calculating work experience, the applicant can substitute up to a maximum of eight months of the required medical-surgical clinical experience with experience obtained outside of the acute care setting; however, a minimum of 40 months of medical-surgical experience must have occurred in an acute care facility. Paid work experience in the following areas will be applicable toward the eight months that can be substituted for acute medical-surgical experience:

Communicable Disease Nursing

Public Health Nursing

Occupational Health Nursing

Office Nursing (M.D.)

Psychiatric Nursing

Operating Room Nursing

Private Duty Nursing (Performed in acute care facilities only)

Emergency Room Nursing

Out Patient Clinic

Post Anesthesia Recovery Nursing

Hemodialysis Nursing

Rehabilitation Nursing

Gerontological Nursing

Emergency Medical Technician Service

[Please note: The following types of work experience will not be accepted in this category; home health aide, in-home care provider, in-home hospice provider, board and care provider, residential care provider, unit secretary, ward clerk, transport aide, phlebotomist, monitor technician, field paramedic. This list is not all-inclusive, but is offered for clarification purposes.]

In the application packet, an Employment Verification form is provided. The applicant must provide a copy of this form to all employers. On the verification form, all paid bedside nursing experience must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) indicating specific dates of employment and the number of hours worked in each area. The employment verification form must be mailed directly to the Board by the employer in an official business envelope.

The verification of experience must also include certification from the Director or Supervisor (must be a registered nurse) that the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated the following knowledge and skills:

A. Basic Bedside Nursing

Ambulation techniques

Bedmaking

Urinary Catheter care

Collection of specimens

Diabetic testing

Administration of a cleansing enema

Feeding patient

Hot and cold applications

Intake and Output

Personal hygiene and comfort measures

Positioning and transfer

Range of motion

Skin care

Vital signs

Communication skills, both verbal and written, including communication with patients who have psychological disorders

B. Infection control procedures (may be demonstrated in classroom, lab, and/or patient care settings.)

Asepsis

Techniques for strict, contact, respiratory, enteric, tuberculosis, drainage, universal and immunosuppressed patient isolation.

Equivalent Education

Applicants who have acquired additional formal nursing education from an approved vocational nursing, practical nursing or registered nursing program may submit official transcripts for evaluation for possible credit in lieu of paid bedside nursing experience. The transcripts must be submitted to the Board directly from the school where the courses were taken and must show theory and clinical hours completed, as well as the grades for each course. Applicants must achieve a C or better in the course in order to be given equivalency credit for the course. Credit will only be granted for those courses taken in approved vocational nursing, practical nursing, psychiatric technician or registered nursing programs.

Required Pharmacology Course

In addition to the required paid bedside nursing experience, the applicant must also have completed a pharmacology course of at least 54 theory hours that covers the following content:

Knowledge of commonly used drugs and their action;

Computation of dosages;

Preparation of medications;

Principles of administration.

The pharmacology requirement may be satisfied by completion of 54 theory hours of pharmacology in a Board approved vocational nursing or psychiatric technician program or 54 theory hours of pharmacology offered as part of an approved registered nursing program. In some cases, applicants attended an approved psychiatric technician, vocational nursing or registered nursing program but did not complete the program. In order to receive credit for pharmacology content that was offered in that program, documentation provided by the program must clearly delineate that the applicant successfully completed 54 hours of actual pharmacology content, which included the 4 content areas described above.

Many individuals and organizations offer pharmacology courses that fit the criteria listed above. The Board does not review, approve or endorse these courses. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the pharmacology course taken includes the required content topics listed above. When the applicant submits the licensure examination application, the applicant must present documentation that specifies the number of theory hours of the course, a course description and list the content presented.

A maximum total of 54 theory hours of credit may be granted for completion of any pharmacology course. If the course contains additional material that is not specific to pharmacology, credit is awarded for pharmacology content, only.

[Note: This method does not apply to those individuals who are seeking credit for military experience. Please refer to Method 4: Nursing Service in the Medical Corps of any Branch of the Armed Forces of the United States]