I'm a newly certified nursing assistant in the state of Arizona. Currently I'm unable to work since I just moved here from Belgium to marry my husband. I'm still waiting for my work authorization and change of status to permanent resident. This should not take too long, since everything was filed a couple of months ago and I'm one of the lucky few who got support from a local senator.
Anyway, this actually has nothing to do with what I wanted to ask.
The other day I was talking to my uncle-in-law, he used to be a nurse in California. And he told me about this "special path" to becoming an RN.
Since I already got my CNA I should be able to just take a certain chemistry class in (community) college and take my LNP state board exam after passing that.
From there it should be pretty "easy" to get my RN through nursing school.
Now I'm wondering, is this actually true? Can you just take a chemistry class - if so which one? - and take the state board exam?
Has anybody here any experience with this?
Thanks so much in advance!
Mar 25, '07
Quote from kakalika
To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing. If you want to be an LPN you will have to go to LPN school, period.
I agree. If you want to be an LPN, go to LPN school. Nurse's aide/assistant and practical nurse are two completely different jobs. You can't substitute a CNA class for LPN school.
It would be great if the skills and knowledge of an LPN could be taught and mastered in 4 weeks, but it isn't possible.
Last edit by zooz on Mar 27, '07