MA will pay more for sure. I don't know of the process- their licensing for LNA is seperate from their Nursing licensing. I do know that they have a LNA/CNA license as well as a Home Health Certification which is really good to have and necessary if you are working doing home health for a company that bills medicare/medicaid. Generally these two are offered together so easy to obtain.
I remember I could not find information on this searching the web, so I called MA bon and they gave me the phone #.
Best to you!