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- by sonja24 Feb 24, '04Does a CNA certificate count for anything when going to school to be an RN?
- Feb 24, '04 by RNBEAUTY2003Quote from sonja24I don't think so.Does a CNA certificate count for anything when going to school to be an RN?
- Feb 24, '04 by Hellllllo NurseIt did not count in my RN program, but it did count in my LPN program. I think that being a CNA before becoming a nurses is a really good idea. It will help you decide whether or not you like the health care/patients environment, before you go and spend years in college and thousands of $$$ to become an RN.
- Feb 25, '04 by sonja24Thanks guys. Didn't think so but it was worth a shot
- Feb 25, '04 by PaleobugIn the program that I'm trying to get into, CNA training and experience counts as points to get in. The more points you have, the better chance you have.
- Feb 25, '04 by CappucinoMamaHello! At the CC I attend in North Florida, admittance to the program is geared to how many points you have acquired (mostly thru your grades)..for those applying to the nursing program, a CNA (EMT & LPN also) is awarded an extra 20 points on their application..whew..thinking I should get that certificate just for the clinical and points value alone before I apply!
- Feb 27, '04 by S.N. VisitAt my C.C, Having a current CNA certificate exempts you from having to take nursing essentials 1.
My CNA has lapsed, so unfortunately I will have to take nursing ess. 1.
- Feb 27, '04 by purplemaniaCNA does not "count" as credit in RN schools (that I am aware) but certainly will count as giving you excellent experience. Try to find an employer who reimburses for education, which would be an added plus!
- Feb 27, '04 by moonbunnieAt the BSN program I am applying to, they gave me 3 hours elective credit for having taken the CNA course at community college.