MA to LPN?

  1. I apologize if this has been asked before, but do you think it'd be a good idea to go to school to be a CNA or MA so that I can work through nursing school? I was thinking I could do one of the two, and then bridge over to LPN or RN? Or do you think it's a waste of time and I should just go straight through?

    I'm just not sure if there's a bridge over program from ma to lpn or rn, which is why I ask. Thanks!
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  3. by   tristan1979
    hi i got a cna degree. and im applying to nursing school...BSN RN and thinking of LPN. CNA is in my opinion not that necessary but it gives you some exposure to nuring and gives a CPR certificate and CNA certificate which is a prerequisite for some RN programs. So its not a waste. but may not be a necessity.
    Also Id like to know is it worth it to apply to LPN? or is too hard to find a job- outside of nursing homes? Id like to work in a hospital
  4. by   tblanchard4
    My cousin and aunt are both LPNs and make great money, but they are unusually high paid. One works in a nursing home, the other in a dialysis clinic. I don't think it's a waste, but RN is probably a better option.

    I just wasn't sure if I'd be able to bridge over from one of those two? Or if I'd be going to school for longer if I did that. (which would not be necessary) Thanks for your reply!