Quote from s.pizzino
Im currently attending Wayne State University for my RN degree. The nursing school there is very hard to get into and I want to do something extra to show that I am serious about my education. Ive been considering getting my CNA certification for some time now, but now Im wondering about a LPN certification because the job looks like something Id be happier with. Is it possible to do CNA to LPN to RN while still going to school for the RN program the entire time? Or should I skip the LPN to stick with the CNA and go all the way to RN?
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Hello there, I think there are certain thing you want to consider before making a decision btw the two choices, like, how much linger do you have left to become an RN, how far you have gone in your prereqs, is your GPA high enough to be considered for the main RN program. Also, how much time do you have to spare because an LPN program runs anywhere between 12-24 months depending on the school, or part time/ fulltime program. Meanwhile, a CNA program is usually about 2wks-3months depending on the school or program. When you consider this factors, then you should be able to make a conclusion. Also requirements for getting into some Lpn programs can be quite challenging, it all depends on the school, meanwhile, a CNA program is much more easier to get into. I started school myself at a local comm college with the intention to go straight into the RN program, unfortunately, I racked up too many "C" which really hurt my GPA and my husband managed to talk me into going into an Lpn program and I think it's the best decision I made, good luck to u.
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