How do I become a RN from CNA?

  1. Once you become a CNA how can you become a RN??? Do you have to go to school again?? Im asking this because Im taking my CNA class through the red cross
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  3. by   S.N. Visit
    Absolutely, you would need to graduate from an accredited college of nursing either from a University Bachelor program , Community College Associate degree program, or if you are lucky enough to find a Hospital with a Diploma program. All three programs make you eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.
  4. by   FA to CRNA2b
    You go through two or four years of nursing school and sit for the NCLEX to become an RN. None of the CNA classes will apply to the RN program.
  5. by   iteachob
    Quote from HOSA_08
    Once you become a CNA how can you become a RN??? Do you have to go to school again?? Im asking this because Im taking my CNA class through the red cross
    You have at the very least 2 years of school ahead of you (likely more when you include pre-requisites)! You will need to choose a school and apply for admission. Nursing programs generally have additional requirements for admission to the major above and beyond the college admission requirements.

    After graduating, you then have to successfully pass the NCLEX exam (also known as "boards").
  6. by   FA to CRNA2b
    Pre-requisites are generally anatomy, physiology, chemistry, developmental psychology, nutrition, ethics, statistics, microbiology, and math. Programs vary, so check your local school's website.
  7. by   iteachob
    Quote from FA to CRNA
    You go through two or four years of nursing school and sit for the NCLEX to become an RN. None of the CNA classes will apply to the RN program.
    Some schools require that you have CNA training for admission....
  8. by   FA to CRNA2b
    Quote from iteachob
    Some schools require that you have CNA training for admission....
    Yes, I've heard that somewhere but definitely not in my area.
  9. by   LaDora2008
    thank you so much everyone =) I really appreciate it!
  10. by   JNF RN
    I went from many years as a CNA to RN. If that is your goal GO FOR IT! The CNA experience will be a good foundation to build on.
  11. by   LaDora2008
    Thank you

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