Bummed about LVN program...

  1. I am sad! I recently finished my pre-reqs for the RN program. I submitted to all the local schools for the fall semester. I know that I have a long wait in store for me to get in so I decided to go another route. I am trying to take an LVN program at the local Adult School. On the pre-req list to get into their program is CNA or equivalent. I was told that an EMT-1 cert was their equivalent. I attempted to sign up for the June LVN class and was told it was now going to be a lottery system. I was also informed this would be the last class that would take EMT-1 cert as equivalent to CNA. So here I was with fingers crossed when they called and told me I was not picked for the June class and would be entered into the Sept. lottery. So now I will have to take the CNA class anyway! It's just not my day!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   studentnurse74
    So sorry-- at least CNA will better prepare you. Just remember, we'll all be nurses in the end and that's what matters.
  4. by   Nurse2B73
    Quote from studentnurse74
    So sorry-- at least CNA will better prepare you. Just remember, we'll all be nurses in the end and that's what matters.

    Hello there,

    I have to say I was surprised that they would take EMT equally to CNA. You are better off doing the CNA first because those are two totally different jobs.
    I was an EMT for 9 years and I am in a CNA class now. It is not the same. EMTs transport alot when CNAs change diapers and bed pans and bath people and there are certain ways to do them according to the state.
    You would be better off going to a CNA class to get the nursing experience so that you can better adapt to the nursing field.

    Take Care
    Shonda
  5. by   lunakat
    Quote from Nurse2B73
    Hello there,

    I have to say I was surprised that they would take EMT equally to CNA. You are better off doing the CNA first because those are two totally different jobs.
    I was an EMT for 9 years and I am in a CNA class now. It is not the same. EMTs transport alot when CNAs change diapers and bed pans and bath people and there are certain ways to do them according to the state.
    You would be better off going to a CNA class to get the nursing experience so that you can better adapt to the nursing field.

    Take Care
    Shonda
    Ya I know it is kind of odd. However, I would still have to challenge the CNA test to get into the LVN program. I was just hoping I wouldn't have to take the class.

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