Hello MA to LPN???

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    What is the best way to start LPN classes?.. Tech?...whats the difference between LVN and LPN???
    Can one transfer credits from an MA diploma??..I was told in the beginning that medical assisting is a brige or gateway.

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    There are as many answers to your question as there are people in WA.

    First where you live, are there LPN schools? They are usually but not always associated in technical colleges. Where you took your Medical assistant courses, was that a similar situation? I mean are they college credits? If so when you decide on the schools you want to look at, then ask them to evaluate your transcript. I'm about as far across the country from you as I could be so you are going to have to do some looking around.
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    in my country the term LPN is not heard am not even sure of what these people do ,whre they train from and more info
    how can I GET THEM?
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    It is my understanding that there is not really any difference between LPN and LVN it just depends on what your state calls it. Wash St = LPN
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    Quote from happymama30
    What is the best way to start LPN classes?.. Tech?...whats the difference between LVN and LPN???
    Can one transfer credits from an MA diploma??..I was told in the beginning that medical assisting is a brige or gateway.

    There are no MA to LPN programs that I am aware of, but general education courses like Anatomy and Physiology or General Psychology do transfer. LPN programs are usually through technical schools. LVN stand for Licensed Vocational Nurse while LPN means Licensed Practical Nurse. There is not difference between the two besides California and Texas use the term LVN's while every other state uses the term LPN's. Of course scope of practice varies from state-to-state.
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    Most Nursing programs that i've seen in Washington require you to have a CNA to begin their program, even folks who are already MA's needed to get the CNA.
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    LPN= Licensed Practical Nurse. They are educated through some community colleges as in GRCC and probably others.
    LVN= Licensed Vocational Nurse. They get their education through technical colleges like Bates, or Cloverpark.

    I have heard that LPNs are preferred over LVN's, due to the programs in LPN being more intense. Not sure if that is true, really or one thinking they are better than the other, lol.
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    Clover Park has an LPN Program though.......?
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    I am in the Northern part of Washington state and you now have to be a CNA to start your LPN courses. You have to get that to even be on the wait list.
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    lvn's and lpn's are interchangeable ...there is no difference other than the initials

    Quote from tokmom

    i have heard that lpns are preferred over lvn's, due to the programs in lpn being more intense. not sure if that is true, really or one thinking they are better than the other, lol.


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