So, I'm currently only one semester of prerequisits away from applying to the ADN program at Elgin Community College. My plan is to get a job asap in a hospital when I get my CNA certification after the first semester of ECC's ADN program. I was then planning on working my way up in the hospital so that I don't have to get a BSN before I can work as a RN.My question is this: in your experience (or people you know) can someone be promoted within the hospital they work at from a CNA to a LPN to a RN once they have the appropriate schooling and licences? Any information or experiences would be appreciated. I've heard from some people that a lot of people work their way up but I want to make sure I can get a job by working my way up and not be stuck as an LPN because I only have an ADN and not a BSN.