bridging from c.n.a to lpn

  1. [font="comic sans ms"]hi everybody!i am a c.n.a student in victoria ,canada.i am just wondering how the bridging is to lpn?here in victoria the program is 8.5 months long at the c.c and 8000.the full one year program for l.p.n is 10.000.i am wondering for those of you that are doing it,or have if they are enyoying it?i t is offered once a year in the spring here to bridge.i still need to get my biology ,math and money in order lol.so i will be working as a cna until i decide if i want to go in a nother direction.looking forward to hearing feedback!!take care /color]
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  3. by   amlaboy
    Wow, I wish we had something similar here in TX. LVN in 8.5 mos? Incredible. I wish I had something of value to share with you but don't. Good luck!

    P.S. Math stinks, doesn't it?! I have Algebra right now and it's the pits. My son had Honors Algebra last year and has been tutoring me but I still don't get it. No hope for me, I guess.
  4. by   SaraO'Hara
    There isn't really a "bridge" program where I live, but the local community college has an LVN program. The company that runs the facility where I work is paying for some CNAs to go through the program, on condition that we work for them for iirc 2 years after graduation. The program is 12 months, and it's really a good deal.
  5. by   stannysmom
    hey sara, I will be starting LPN school in January and boy let me tell you, I am scared to death! Being out of high school for 12 years and raising my 20 month old and taking care of a house is alot on one's plate. My work is paying for everything too here in Pennsylvania and like you said, I have to work for them for 2 years. But hey, at $9k total for everything, how can you beat that? I am very excited about it:wink2:
    Quote from SaraO'Hara
    There isn't really a "bridge" program where I live, but the local community college has an LVN program. The company that runs the facility where I work is paying for some CNAs to go through the program, on condition that we work for them for iirc 2 years after graduation. The program is 12 months, and it's really a good deal.
  6. by   CaperLPN
    I don't understand,I live in Nova Scotia and a few years ago the CNA title was replaced with LPN.When I first took the course (20 years ago and the course was 12 months),I was a CNA, when the title changed I became an LPN,didn't have to rewrite the provinicial exam either. I recently decided to re-enter the workforce as an LPN,but after not having worked as one for many years I had to take a RE-Entry to Practice course which include medication administration,course was 8 months,(distance education) and cost about $1500.00,however,the Nova Scotia College of LPN's reimbursed me 60% of that, thanks to the Nova Scotia Nursing Strategy,(the full LPN course is now two years and about $10,000). I know LPN's that have moved here from Alberta and their licensing body was basically the same as ours.Isn't this the case in B.C.?
  7. by   FaithHope&Love
    I don't know of a bridge program where I live either...not for CNA to LPN. I'm in my 1st semester of the LPN program which is an 18 month program.
    8.5-12 months, wow!
    I like the program I am in, but I have a LOT to learn...lots, and lots of info!
    Good luck!
  8. by   phatwensday
    Hi, im in california and i have not heard of a bridge program from cna to lvn. If you take the lvn program at the community college its 18months and it cost about 435.00 a semester and we go through 3 semesters. Now if you go through a private school it would cost you between 18,000 and 30,000. now the ones that cost 18,000 the class is one year and the one that cost 28,000 western career college is 18 months. sorry i got to go talk to yyall latter

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