cna to rn?

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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 constantly tell me i should go for lpn/lvn if i want to become an RN
    But i think i should just do cna first. What do you all think??
    Also how many years of nursing school will i need to become an RN after being a CNA with/without experience?
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    Quote from bianca91
    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 constantly tell me i should go for lpn/lvn if i want to become an RN
    But i think i should just do cna first. What do you all think??
    Also how many years of nursing school will i need to become an RN after being a CNA with/without experience?
    It doesn't matter.

    Being a CNA is not going to make you an RN after school...you can go into the program with no experience and come out a college grad, take boards and pass, then you are an RN.

    Being a CNA is a great way to learn the basics of nursing and to see if nursing is def an area you want to work in.
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    Yes, thank you
    i understand that.

    Im sorry i didnt explain myself.
    What i really meant was..
    "How many years do i have to study to get an ADN for RN", after i become a CNA !?? Or am i just so confused lol

    At first i sought out to be an lvn but i need to work now, so my option was cna which i do not mind at all.(: but my goal is to be an rn its like im building a small bridge to my success.
    So im wondering if im taking my walk through the right path. (: as to go for cna now and later try for rn. I dont want to spend to many years or money in school so im guessing after cna i should go straight into an rn program...
    Instead of doing another year of lvn then like 3 more years for rn.
    Do you understand what im saying?
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    If you've gone through the CA forum, you'll see how tough it is for many to get hired. If you really, really want to be a nurse I'd suggest you just go straight for your BSN. Many facilities are not hiring lVNs anymore so it doesn't seem like a good idea.

    We really have no idea how long it would take for you to get your degree since you never specified if you have any prerequisites done. NS is not easy for everyone to get accepted into so I would suggest just getting the journey started ASAP.

    Good luck!
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    I will be attanding my local community college in the spring to get my cna. From what I have heard having your cna does halp with getting accepted into a nursing program. I am planning to getmy cna and work while attend nursing school. I have a friend who is doing the same thing. It will most likely take you 3 to 4 years from where you are right now, but if your passionate about being a nurse it will be worth it.
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    At my school, an ADN is a 2 yr program...BSN is four.

    It takes the same amount of time either way with or without your CNA

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    Thanks everyone.
    No im just getting started i just needed some imput.
    Some info or suggestion.
    Im planning on being a cna for the time and go to rn program while i work so i think its a good idea im not going for lvn my sister inlaw is an rn she suggested to not go for lvn because they wont be as needed or hired in 2-3 years from now.
    But thanks i know what im going to do im super excited and im very, very much passionate about being a registered nurse.((: some day in my future.
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    Quote from bianca91
    Thanks everyone.
    No im just getting started i just needed some imput.
    Some info or suggestion.
    Im planning on being a cna for the time and go to rn program while i work so i think its a good idea im not going for lvn my sister inlaw is an rn she suggested to not go for lvn because they wont be as needed or hired in 2-3 years from now.
    But thanks i know what im going to do im super excited and im very, very much passionate about being a registered nurse.((: some day in my future.
    I think you have a good plan
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    Thank you @jenniferasch


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