Quote from kgannon
Just wondering because I am a CNa and I am applying to nursing school
this semester... just wondering because.I know there is a CNa to lpn bridge
Even with the few existing "CNA to LPN bridge" programs that appear to exist out there, the time frame to complete them is almost the exact same as starting from the beginning. They give a minscule amount of credit for CNA certification (it usually knocks off maybe the first month of fundamentals), and not much else. You still finish in the same time frame as starting from the beginning. CNA's have very little of the same educational training as an LPN or RN. I, too, am CNA certified, and my program like many, was only a couple months in length and very basic. CNA's do not take Pharmacology, Medsurg, higher level Nursing Fundamentals, Mental Health, IV Therapy, or any of the required classes vital to LPN and RN programs.
The only thing CNA certification will get you when applying to nursing school is a few bonus points with the school's that recognize or require the certification as a part of the application process. My program I am applying to does not even look at the fact that I am CNA certified or any of my CNA related work experience.