Hi Everyone. I am currently in an LVN program where one of the pre-requisites is that you have your CNA certificate. Well I have had my CNA certificate for 3 years and been working in an acute care hospital for 3 years since I got certified. I started the program June 13th (We started with A&P) then once we passed A&P with an acceptable grade, we went on to the real part of the nursing program. That started September 1st. The school I go to also offers CNA program as well. We were all told on the 1st day of class "Be prepared to prove that you are a CNA in the state of California" I thought this meant that we needed to bring proof of our CNA certification and it had to be in our file. It was a requirement that it be there by the 26th of August, and mine was. NO, what she meant was that she is giving us a WRITTEN and SKILLS test on CNA material. Ok, I know I can probably do this in my sleep since I do it every weekend working my 12 hour shifts, but the throught of having to PROVE something that I have already proven to a state tester makes me upset! I am here to learn how to be an LVN, not to test my CNA skills. The graduating class before us DID NOT HAVE TO DO THIS, but they are all also CNA's! Has anyone else had to do this? Alot of the students are really upset by this and I for one don't feel I need to prove it to this school because my state certificate should be enough to stand up!