does anyone know if you can sit for the cna or lpn certification if you are enrolled in a nursing program and have finished certain courses? if so, what courses do you need to have completed, and how would you go about getting certified?
This depends on the state you are in, and the policies of your school, for the LPN. Most are going to allow one to take the CNA certifying exam soon in the curriculum. Some schools will not sign off on the application for LPN, even if allowed in that state.
Pima Community College offers a Nursing Student Waiver for 1st semester students after they get their passing grades posted. The AZBN has the information under Certs/Licenses part of their website. Check the school you are attending and just ask their Nursing office.