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CNA to Lpn


Hi I'm from VA and I was wondering is there a bridge program for CNA to LPN if so are there any prerequisites and also one that's not to expensive

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

There is no bridge from CNA to LPN because there really is no connection. LPN is a licensed nurse, whereas CNA is an unlicensed assistive position.

Look at your local community college for programs and avoid the for-profit schools.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

There are plenty of LPN-to-RN bridge programs.

However, CNA-to-LPN programs do not exist because, since most CNA training is non-academic and usually does not award college credit in the form of semester or quarter hours, en bloc transfer credits cannot be granted that can be applied toward LPN programs.

I attended an LPN program that gave experienced CNAs credit for the nursing fundamentals course, but this does not constitute a CNA-to-LPN program.