Cna - page 2

okay here goes, I am currently enrolled in a CNA training course that begins in July at a tech college 40miles away. Today, I open the Sunday paper and lo and behold, the local hospital is offering... Read More

  1. by   angelac1978
    Tammy, how cool to meet someone else thats gone to WKU! I graduated from there last May with a BS in geography (i know, i know, what kind of job can you get with that? NONE!) I am starting my prereqs for the ADN this fall and am applying for spring admission to the nursing program. Western has recently changed their admit policy for the nsg program. Now you have to have your CNA before you can enter the nursing program. not sure if this is just for BSN or if its for ADN and BSn but I'm not taking any chances. What hospital do you work at now?
  2. by   Lynn_RN
    I also graduated from the ADN program. You weren't required to be a CNA or NA at the time I started the program, but they strongly suggested that you gain hospital experience before graduating. Working as a CNA will help you to gain basic patient care skills and will also help you to see how valuable CNAs really are. They really deserve a lot of respect and support from nurses.
    Last edit by Lynn_RN on Jul 2, '02
  3. by   KaraLea
    I don't know what I would do without CNA's. I know that my job would be a whole lot harder to do. When I was a CNA up in the Chicago area and then down here in SanAntonio, I was making about $9/hr. This was LTC and Home Health. Made more in Home Health. I got my LVN about 6 years ago. Now I make about $11/hr.
  4. by   nurs2bhopefully

    Forgive me for being ignorant, but what does LVN stand for? I know I'll probably feel stupid once I find out, sounds like it should be common sense, but I have no idea!
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    Lvn is a licensed vocational nurse and Lpn is a licensed practical nurse. They are the same thing just called different names in different states.
  6. by   KaraLea
    LVN/LPN=Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.
  7. by   nurs2bhopefully
    OK, thanks for the clarification! I knew I'd feel silly once I found out!