CNA to LPN Hybrid Programs


I am currently a CNA and I would like to take a hybrid LPN program starting next year because I have read online I may be able to do clinicals on the weekends and online classes during the week. The LPN programs seem to only take 10 months to a year which is why I would like to take that route. Eventually (I'm thinking once all my kids are in school) I would like to move to a LPN to RN bridge program but I am certain now I need a hybrid program because I am not able to attend full time Monday thru Friday LPN or RN programs because I have my 3 kids during the week and my husband is only off evening and weekends. Right now I work 2 12 hour shifts on the weekends, and if I enrolled in this type of program with clinicals on the weekends I would still need to work part time evenings on the weekdays, which is why the online aspect is crucial. I really want to move up in my career, but our kids are still small and not all enrolled in school yet, we won't be able to afford day care especially on one income for all 3 of them, and even all the family we have near either must work themselves or live too far, we have left the kids a few hours with his mom a couple of times but, she can't watch them full time, she's over 70. Is there anyone out there that took this route and was successful? Does anyone know of any of these actual schools because I am reading a lot about them online but not coming across the actual schools?

verene, MSN

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Specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

I don't know of any CNA to LPN bridge programs or hybrid LPN programs. All of the LPN programs where I live require having CNA training before starting the regular LPN program. They still are about a year long though.

There might be part-time programs (evening/weekend) in your area that would be more flexible with your needs to continue working and have time to take care of your family. Have you checked local schools in your area for what is offered?


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Has <1 years experience.

Here is a post that tells you where you can take a Hybrid LPN program at. I will hopefully be taking the Hybrid LPN program at Tennessee Technology Center in McMinnville. With this program I go to class two days a week during the day. I am not sure how they do the clinicals though.