can a CNA do LPN online?

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    I've been a CNA for 10yrs and very familiar with nursing. I am surrounded by family members who are nurses and would not be difficult getting my questions answered. Does anyone know of online nursing courses that only requires clinicals at a healthcare site recommended by them? I've got a B.A in humanities and I've never used it. Its been 15 years since I graduated with my BA and I have worked in healthcare setting since my graduation. In addition to CNA certification, I have had training in group homes and have been trained on how to administer meds, accuchecks, change dressing, tube feeding, straight cath., insert folley and insert G-tube. If anyone knows of any online programs, please help I'm tired of waiting for the local community college whose waiting list is about 3-4 years. Thanks

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    Have moved your post to the Distance Learning Forum.

    Aware of programs where one can go for the RN once they have the LPN, but do not know of any that are on-line for the LPN. Even Excelsior does not offer that.
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    Have you thought about an accelerated BSN program, since you already have a BA? Check with your local university- it might take you the same amount of time to get your BSN, as it would for someone else to get the ASN, and there might not be such a long waiting list.

    As for online LPN programs- I don't believe there are any. Good luck to you!
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    i second the accelerated bachelors...
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    Quote from alive69
    I've been a CNA for 10yrs and very familiar with nursing. I am surrounded by family members who are nurses and would not be difficult getting my questions answered. Does anyone know of online nursing courses that only requires clinicals at a healthcare site recommended by them? I've got a B.A in humanities and I've never used it. Its been 15 years since I graduated with my BA and I have worked in healthcare setting since my graduation. In addition to CNA certification, I have had training in group homes and have been trained on how to administer meds, accuchecks, change dressing, tube feeding, straight cath., insert folley and insert G-tube. If anyone knows of any online programs, please help I'm tired of waiting for the local community college whose waiting list is about 3-4 years. Thanks
    No CNA to LPN that I am aware of but...

    At your level - 10 years + a BA I would suggest a BSN as a transfer. This is what I did...

    I came to the program with a degree in business...the school accepted 60+ credits. I had to retake 4 BIOs. 64 credits nursing. It should take you about 2.5 years "taking it easy". Run a few 16-20 credit semesters or take summer classes then maybe 2

    With your experience and two degrees you'll be great.
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    What state are you in?

    CA has a few on line options. I know you need lpn for the 1st(ISU) listing but that later 2 I do know know. These are RN programs for people with previous BA in non nursing field.

    http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/onlineprograms.shtml
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    Why do LPN? With a BA in another field, you are eligible for an accelarated
    Master's in Nursing. I don't know which university/colleges in Georgia offer it, but you could check the GA nurses forum here or the GA BON.
    I lived too far away from Boston to do a MSN so I went the LPN, Excelsior RN route but I feel it was the long way around. Good luck!!
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    Quote from lpnmaura
    why do lpn? with a ba in another field, you are eligible for an accelarated
    master's in nursing. i don't know which university/colleges in georgia offer it, but you could check the ga nurses forum here or the ga bon.
    i lived too far away from boston to do a msn so i went the lpn, excelsior rn route but i feel it was the long way around. good luck!!
    there a number of programs in georgia...

    most colleges will allow you to transfer up to 60 credits. the program i am thinking of will basically take 5 semesters providing the op has a&p 1-2, med micro, and biology -- the 5 semesters are all nursing and clinical.

    so with a ba it should take a little over 2 years to complete a bsn. i think thats the way to go. visit www.piedmont.edu -- daniel school of nursing

    an alternative is taking a 2 year rn (adn or diploma if you can find one) and then look at an accelerated rn to bsn program. i personally would recommend the first option i mentioned.

    worth mentioning -- georgia offers the "hope scholarship" which will basically pay for your degree providing you have been a resident for 1 year. piedmont also offers a "neighborhood grant" which cuts tuition in half for locals. so you could move to the area and attend for a year at a discount and then move forward once you have hope.

    northeast georgia medical center - a hospital local to piedmont offers scholarships as well - service cancellable loans too. georigia needs nurses and values education. somehthing to consider...

    and why i emphasize rn...i have had converstations with many administrators...nursing is evolving...lpn is being phased out. the bsn is considered entry level into nursing. in regard to advanced practice...positions that once required a masters degree will now call for a doctorate. i have a friend who has been in pt since the early 90s and has her masters...the hospital is pushing and paying for her doctorate. healthcare is changing...

    for thought -- i recieved an email this morning "the camc school of nurse anesthesia program, in conjunction with marshall university’s lewis college of business, awards the doctor of management practice in nurse anesthesia (dmpna) degree at the successful completion of the program of study." this is another example...nurses with doctorates and a business background.

    nursing is headed toward dnp by 2015...go for the bsn!


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