Looking to jump from CNA to LPN to RN. Anybody done that? - page 2

:rollI am holding on to the rumor that one can become a CNA then :roll Roll into a LPN program with aid from an employer. :chuckle Has anyone taken that path? I am looking at going to CSI's nursing... Read More

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    Thats Great!!! I actually graduated the RN program at CSI in May of '06 doing it the exact same way. I would highly recommend this approach to anyone thinking of becoming a nurse. My experience as a LPN has been critical in my developement as a proffessional nurse. One gets the chance to experience the behind the scenes look at what to expect that is not in the ciriculum; like nurses eating there young/own. You have to be a strong nurse to stay a nurse.

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    ( I am holding on to the rumor that one can become a CNA then :roll Roll into a LPN program with aid from an employer. :chuckle Has anyone taken that path? I am looking at going to CSI's nursing program but I am wondering if it would be worth it to get my CNA and or LPN before :roll roling on to an RN program at a major College. I have a low GPA so I am hoping this career path will be more hands on and the classes will be more career oriented. Feedback will be much apretiated.)

    I was a CNA, prepared for LVN as a single parent while working as a CNA and worked geriatrics, clincs, staffing agencies, and LTAC at different times as an LVN for about 6 years before I went back to school for the RN program. It felt like the RN program was easier because I had a lot knowledge about nursing, diagnosesis and interventions. In fact I went through it pregnant, had my baby during the program, stayed home only one weekend and passed through the program while others failed out of the program. Mostly because of the groundwork and experiences done during the LVN program. If I did it so can you!
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    what was the outcome? I am an MA and a CNA ,and I actually went through 8 months of LPN training,but unfortunately did not finish.
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    Quote from danialise4
    I just recently got accepted into the classes to become a CNA my class schedule was for 2 weeks 7a-3:30p YES alot of hours but it's only for two weeks thank goodness :trout: LoL!! but while going through the interview the nurse said if i sign a 2 years contract with them i can get my LPN free and it only takes a year instead of the normal 2. this is the most terrfic idea i've heard in a long time 1 year to become an LPN and no tution cost!!! now i'm working at NHC and maybe your not really wanting to work with geriatrics but i love them there are a few who a tad bit crazy but others are wonderful i love going to work which is awesome to say considering i've tried every job in the world and never was satisfied!! but again my nurse told she's pretty sure ALL NHC places do this mostly for the community colleges around you but luckally my communty college (columbia state, columbia tn) is top notch for nursing and EVERYONE wants to go there!! but i hope you consider this..!!! they haven't said to much about the LPN transition to a RN but once your become an LPN i know some hospitals provide the money for you to become an RN while signing a contract with them! hope i helped!!
    Where did you take your CNA class that was two weeks? Is that all you have to do to become a CNA?
    Where did you get the contract? Sounds pretty awesome!!
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    Anyone know of any companies in Boise/Meridian/Nampa areas that do this and are hiring? Maybe even ones that pay for CNA?
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    what is the name of this school CSI or da name of the website....
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    CSI stands for College of Southern Idaho. It's in Twin Falls You can google the school name for the website.

    Hope this helps!
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    Ok thanks I'm hearing dat this school has a CNA to LPN program online is this true

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