cna to rn? - page 2

by bianca91

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Im not sure if im in the correct forum? But any how, im starting fall in a community college for CNA. I live in los angeles california. Im wondering if im doing the right thing, i feel as if i am. But my family members... Read More


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    If you can financially afford to go for the RN now, do it whilst working as a CNA. The LVN course is 2(?) years, you could have completed half your RN course by that time. Also, likely to be more part-time/pick your hours work for a CNA than an LVN.
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    Thank you @jenniferasch
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    If your choice is between being a CNA or LPN/LVN there are pros and cons to both however I would probably suggest LPN if it is a possibility for you. The jobs are limited but most LTC facilities (at least in my area in ME) are always looking for help and they aren't to picky. You will also be making more as an LPN than a CNA and you will be doing more things that a RN would be doing as an LPN unlike the CNA. Some of the classes that you would taking as an LPN will be more hepful and may even enable you to skip some RN classes meaning you can get out sooner unlike CNA, most colleges do not accept any CNA credits.
    This is just my two cents either choice would be good and will only help you. Good Luck!
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    Being a cna is a great way to find out if the nursing field is for you. It's a great way to learn while your in school. It will teach you so much. Nursing schools are usually 5 semesters for your adn plus pre reqs. Being a cna doesn't help you with school other than experience and it looks good on your application
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    ADN usually takes 4 year because of the prereqs, a BSN usually takes 4 years as well because the prereq time is factored into your Freshman and Sophomore year. An RN is an RN and being a CNA doesn't really help you with the time required to become an RN (unless your school requires you to be a CNA before entering the program). It'll give you good experience working in healthcare and will help you with your clinical skills in the first semester of nursing.


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