gapeacheykeen 3,327 Views
Joined Nov 30, '08.
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Thanks. I didn't think about the hospitals actually helping on the tuition.
The BSN program requires CNA certification....the ADN program requires LPN certification. So my first baby step is paying out of pocket to get the CNA class and become certified. Next baby step is getting 2nd shift job so that I can take classes only offered in the day. Once I get those then I will be better prepared to decide which route to take.
Well first step is CNA, its required to be certified before admittance to the BSN program. Gotta have a job to go to school, so this part is a win-win. In all of the ADN programs being an LPN is a requirement. You may have missed the small print the websites for the colleges, I have poured over several websites. Once admitted to a Bsn program I can apply for student nursing jobs, the only thing I wonder is how much they pay. Hopefully more than cna pay. I know each state has different programs, some make sense and others seem odd. At least the LPN program really does build onto the ADN program....so it can be considered a win in the programs.
Thanks everyone. Here in Arkansas to get the ADN I have to get my Lpn first. I am definitely going to get my CNA certification first. My step father was not keen on me staying there for the 4 months it took me to get settled into this new location. So, no they would not let me stay there even for one year, believe me I asked. I have to be able to work at night and an LTC facility is the best place I can think of. I started volunteering with the activities director and have had a blast. They may even offer me a pt time weekend job! Keeping my fingers crossed to help me pay for my class!
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