[font=fixedsys]hi "ches", i would recommend getting your cna and then jumping straight to rn. it only takes a little
more time to get the rn, and it opens a world of opportunity that lpn won't. i was an cna at 17, finished lpn at 18, planned to go on, but have been stuck
as an lpn for 20 yrs. had kids and haven't been able to go back. my brother went back to school at 40, worked hard, went straight for the associate rn degree and is much better off than me. just don't settle like i did. go for it.
[font=fixedsys]as a cna you'll get great experience that you'll miss otherwise (even though the pay stinks for the hard work you'll do). i am glad that i did that. it should be a requirment. my brother and i both worked in valdosta at a hospital, and got paid well
as "float" nurses as of 2 yrs ago. i now live in co, where the pay isn't as good.