i am not a cna, but my mom is she did a 4-6 week training at a nursing home. so may be u can call around your area to see if theres any nursing homes or hospital giving a class
in louisana, lpn's do just about everything a rn does. out here we have to be iv certified, but i know it varies from state to state.
louisiana lpn do these things
initiate and maintain iv therapy and administer iv medications by ivpb and/or ivp (including hyperalimentation, blood and blood products)= many states do not allow this!!!
reinsertion of suprapubic catheters
accept verbal/phone orders directly from the prescriber (an optometrist, advanced practice registered nurse, physician, dentist, or psychologist)
perform heparinization during hemodialysis
serve as first surgical assistant (but may not suture, dissect or cauterize) many states do not allow this!!
maintain and administer meds via heparin locks
pap smears/gc cultures/iud string checks/fundal heart tones/leopolds maneuvers
apply unna boots
load/monitor pca machines
care for clients with external venous catheters (including hickman, groshong, brovia) and specifically: obtain blood specimens/connect and monitor iv fluids/connect ivpb, provide site care (including dressing changes)
care for clients with internal venous access devices (including port-a-cath, life port) and specifically: access with and/or remove huber needle/draw blood/connect and monitor iv fluids and provide site care (including dressing changes)
insert a feeding tube in a neonate
reinsert a tracheostomy tube in an established tract
remove sheaths in a cardiac cath lab and later d/c these lines
perform tasks which promote pulmonary health and hygiene (administer oxygen, aerosol and ippb treatments, suction, perform cpt, etc.). lpns may not hold themselves out as respiratory therapists or respiratory therapy technicians.
perform "head to toe" physical assessments= many states do not allow this
** i am sure there are other things on this list many states don't allow**
you would have to ask your board of nursing for a scope of practice as an lpn.