LNA Questions

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    I want to become an LNA and I am looking around at different schools that offer the program. Are there any LNA programs that offered for free with the exchange of working there after? Also, if you have never gone to school in the healthcare field before would that be a problem? I am asking because I haven't gone to school for the healthcare and I don't want it to be a problem. Any information would help. Thanks!

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    What is a LNA?
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    Quote from lovingtheunloved
    What is a LNA?
    LNA means licensed nursing assistant
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    What's the difference between a LNA and a CNA?
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    Quote from lovingtheunloved
    What's the difference between a LNA and a CNA?
    I think LNA is just what it's called in NH, same thing as a CNA elsewhere.

    To the OP.... I would check the classifieds of your local paper (not sure where you are) and look for ads for LNAs. You could give them a call to find out whether they offer training in exchange for a work commitment after you are licensed. Or you could look up local nursing homes, etc. in the yellow pages and do the same thing. And if the place you are calling does not have such a program, ask if they know of any place that does or can give you some contacts who may be able to help. Good luck! I don't think that lack of prior health care experience should be a problem.
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    I finished my first semester of my ADN program, so I sent off my paperwork with a letter from my school, stating that I had completed so many hours in Fundamentals, and now I can get my LNA license.

    Does anyone know how long it takes the state to respond? I had to send another form, notarized, to the State Police for a criminal background check. I have to wait until the BON gets that also, but that should be clear, since I've never had any dealings with the police.

    I'm taking a break from the nursing program so I can finish my sciences. I started to do Med/Surg 1 this semester, and realized that there was no way I could do that and A&P2 and lab. Way too much for a mom of 4 with an 1+ hour commute each way every day. So my school said they'd hold a spot for me for next January - I'm grateful for that!

    But I'd like to pick up some shifts at our local hospital, or any local hospital, as an LNA. I really don't want to do nursing home work. I know the pay is better, a little bit, in hospitals, and if I get my foot in the door now as an employee, that could be something I could just continue on with as my schooling progresses. As soon as I have license in hand, I'll be sending out applications to all the hospitals I'm willing to drive to, which isn't many out here in the boonies! Well, maybe I would if they had tuition reimbursement......hmmmmm......!
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    Where are you going for your ADN?

    Pasha

    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    I finished my first semester of my ADN program, so I sent off my paperwork with a letter from my school, stating that I had completed so many hours in Fundamentals, and now I can get my LNA license.

    Does anyone know how long it takes the state to respond? I had to send another form, notarized, to the State Police for a criminal background check. I have to wait until the BON gets that also, but that should be clear, since I've never had any dealings with the police.

    I'm taking a break from the nursing program so I can finish my sciences. I started to do Med/Surg 1 this semester, and realized that there was no way I could do that and A&P2 and lab. Way too much for a mom of 4 with an 1+ hour commute each way every day. So my school said they'd hold a spot for me for next January - I'm grateful for that!

    But I'd like to pick up some shifts at our local hospital, or any local hospital, as an LNA. I really don't want to do nursing home work. I know the pay is better, a little bit, in hospitals, and if I get my foot in the door now as an employee, that could be something I could just continue on with as my schooling progresses. As soon as I have license in hand, I'll be sending out applications to all the hospitals I'm willing to drive to, which isn't many out here in the boonies! Well, maybe I would if they had tuition reimbursement......hmmmmm......!
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    Quote from tleesto
    I want to become an LNA and I am looking around at different schools that offer the program. Are there any LNA programs that offered for free with the exchange of working there after? Also, if you have never gone to school in the healthcare field before would that be a problem? I am asking because I haven't gone to school for the healthcare and I don't want it to be a problem. Any information would help. Thanks!
    I just went through the process of becoming an lna and it was pretty easy. I went through lna health careers ( www.lnahealthcareers.com ) and I would recommend them. My instructor's name was Deb and she was awesome. If you work in any long term care facility after graduating, you will get your full tuition reimbursed by the state.
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    Quote from tleesto
    Are there any LNA programs that offered for free with the exchange of working there after? Also, if you have never gone to school in the healthcare field before would that be a problem?
    My daughter is in an LNA program with MedPro http://www.medproeducational.com/MedPro/information.do As a senior nursing student, I've taken a lot of interest in what she's doing and the program really seems solid with a fine instructor. They teach out of a number of nursing homes in greater Manchester.

    She's never worked in healthcare and is doing very well in the course.

    As the above poster said, if you work in a nursing home (even briefly), your tuition is refunded by the state.
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    Quote from JudithL_in_NH
    My daughter is in an LNA program with MedPro http://www.medproeducational.com/MedPro/information.do As a senior nursing student, I've taken a lot of interest in what she's doing and the program really seems solid with a fine instructor. They teach out of a number of nursing homes in greater Manchester.

    She's never worked in healthcare and is doing very well in the course.

    As the above poster said, if you work in a nursing home (even briefly), your tuition is refunded by the state.
    MedPro rocks. As an LNA who graduated from there(and now a GPN ) I can tell you that Medpro gave me an excellent foundation, and was the start of a promising career. I'm 38, and my dreams are coming true. There ARE some facilities that offer LNA certification in exchange for a time period working it off, call around! NH does reimburse you for any tuition spent after 6 months of work in a facility. Good luck!


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