my name is Patience and I am currently a CNA. I would love to become a nurse one day, but I am confused at how I should go about it. A little background. My husband is currently enlisted in the Navy and on shore duty in Boston, Massachusetts. We just moved here February 2013 and will only be here until March 2016. One of my long term goals is to eventually get into an RN program. Considering that I do not have a lot of time here in Massachusetts, I was considering taking an LPN program in the mean time until we are assigned to his next sea duty station which he will be stationed at for five years. I just need some advice as in what I should do. I love my job as a CNA but I would love to advance. My grandmother is an LPN and has told me I should not even bother going the LPN route because she feels LPNs will eventually be phased out, and I should just go straight for RN but that is hard considering I do not have much time here in Massachusetts. We are already almost in summer here and soon fall will come creeping in, so I will not have enough time to even consider taking a RN program here in Massachusetts. All help and advice is extremely appreciated! If this helps we are planning on heading towards the west coast, like San Diego, CA for his next sea duty rotation. It is not guaranteed but a possibility, maybe even Norfolk, Virginia again.