CNA to LVN/LPN Online
- 0Mar 28, '11 by rangerwife0908Does anyone know of an online college to bridge from a CNA to a LVN? I currently have a BS degree in Health Administration (non-nursing) and was hoping to go through an accelerated BSN program. I was very disappointed to see that UT-Arlington Academic Partnership program still wanted me to take 31 additional semester hours before I could even apply to their Nursing Program! I can see where they wanted me to take their Pharmacology, Intro. to Nursing, Pathosphysiology, and A&P II, but NOT statistics, Technical writing, arts, more history, more political science, college algebra, etc. I was under the impression that if I already had a BS degree they would just go ahead and accept that! Well, due to money and time, I have decided to go the route of CNA...LPN...BSN. Please let me know if you can provide any insight to this!
- 1Mar 28, '11 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorThere are no LVN programs that are completely online due to the clinical component. You will need to attend hands-on clinical rotations one or more times per week in order to become an LVN in Texas, and this cannot be accomplished online. You can take your theory nursing courses online, but you must be present at the healthcare facility to complete your clinical shifts even if you do have CNA experience.
I think that North Central Texas College offers a hybrid LVN program with online courses and in-person clinical rotations.
- 0Mar 29, '11 by rangerwife0908Thank-you so much for the information. I am too far from North Central Texas College to be able to attend clinicals. I may see if I can have a hospital close by let me do the clinicals. It is very challenging trying to become a Nurse when you're husband is in the military as you move around so much. All the Nursing programs in this area are booked up. We may be going to Georgia soon so I may start looking ahead into their programs. I feel the military needs to have special programs for military wives.
- 0Mar 29, '11 by traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS AdminI was in the same boat as you. Hubby and I were overseas for 12 years! (We were both military). Then, we moved back to Las Vegas expecting to retire there - so I enrolled in school. Was only able to complete the LPN before he came down on orders to Indianapolis. Did an ADN there but at a private (read $$$$) college because I was scared not to finish.
Then, he retired, we moved again and eventually I did the rest of my education.
You might consider a private college - pricey but usually the waiting list is much less if any at all. I took out student loans and did it quickly because of the frequent moves.
- 0Mar 29, '11 by rangerwife0908Thanks for the response! I was accepted into U.T. Arlington's Academic Partnership program which I could do, but the costs are enormous and they still want me to take more (31 hours) undergrad classes! I cannot be in school forever lol. I have a BS and would like to somehow just get started with the Nursing courses! All these colleges want are more money $$$$! If I was younger perhaps I would take another 2 years for education!
- 0Apr 4, '11 by TemeikaQuote from rangerwife0908I'm in GA and just finished a LPN program, I never heard of a CNA-LPN program other than just getting accepted in a LPN program. The state of GA requires a minimum of 700 clinical hours. We spent 2-12 hours days a week for most of year doing clinicals at different sites. If you find a CNA-LPN program let me know, I know some folk that could benefit from it, if there are any benefits to reap.Thank-you so much for the information. I am too far from North Central Texas College to be able to attend clinicals. I may see if I can have a hospital close by let me do the clinicals. It is very challenging trying to become a Nurse when you're husband is in the military as you move around so much. All the Nursing programs in this area are booked up. We may be going to Georgia soon so I may start looking ahead into their programs. I feel the military needs to have special programs for military wives.
- 0Apr 4, '11 by rangerwife0908Thanks for the feedback. I will let you know if I ever do find a program as I would also want to help others out. What school in GA did you get you're LPN training from? I need to find out where our next duty station will be and then I will research schools. I know we are back at Ft. Benning soon, but only for 6 months.