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I don't want to work as a CNA during LPN program

by Daniel2020 Daniel2020 (New) New

Specializes in CNA.

Hi everyone. So, I've been a CNA for 3 years, and I also got my CMA license 1 year ago. I've worked as a CNA for the past 3 years.

I'm starting a full-time LPN program in a couple weeks. The LPN program is just 8 months long, and it is very intense and busy. During the program, I don't want to work as a CNA. I just want to focus on school.

Also, I received financial aid, and I don't have a financial need to work while in school.

So, I don't want to work as a CNA during the LPN program. Also, I feel like it is unnecessary to work as a CNA during the LPN program because the LPN program has clinicals every week.

So, is not working during the LPN program a good idea so that I can focus on school more and get better grades?

It seems from your post that you already know what you are going to do. If you are looking for validation in terms of what you already know, then don’t work. I just completed an RN program in June. It was accelerated. I worked as a CNA for half of it. It was hell. The remaining half, I quit and focused on school. Quitting was the best thing I did. If you don’t have a pressing financial need, then let it go.