Hello 650Ryder and Welcome to All Nurses!
I work in an Army Medical Center (MEDCEN) and we have many, many 68WM6's (LPN's) that are male, took the 68W course (EMT) then went on to the PNC (Practical Nurse Course) and are eventually going on for their RN degree.
Gosh, if the program is offering you the tuition to attend their CNA program and on for the LPN, well speaking for myself I would jump at the chance!
Back in the day I went directly to the RN nursing school
, right after high school. From my experience (back then) those students who had some type of nursing background (being LPN's first) adjusted quicker and were better prepared then those of us who went in right after high school, or those that went in as an older student (my year we had a religious nun who was 65 years old, lived in a cloister and was given permission to speak for the 2 year course!)
Hey, no matter what you choose, that is the point, right? That you have that ability to choose! [I was a civilian EMT-B, as well]
I hope others will be willing to give their POV....Could you maybe make a visit to the LPN program and speak to some of the students there for their input?
Hey, GOOD LUCK...It kind of seems like a win-win decision you will be making.