1. Do I have to become a CNA before I can go for LPN or RN?
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  3. by   charebec65
    I would check with either your BON or even check into the nursing programs that you are considering. I'm in southwest Ohio. I don't know if it's a law that a nursing student have the NA course but most, if not all, of the PN and RN programs around here require it..

    It's an easy course. Around here you can take it in 2 weeks at some of the vocational schools...
  4. by   SchoolRN,BSN
    I'm in an ASN program & did not have to become a CNA first.
    Hope that helps.
  5. by   LPNMOM2B
    I have looked into a couple of LPN programs in Northern Indiana and none of them have required it. Good Luck!
  6. by   Someday-C.R.N.A.
    The ASN program I was looking to enroll in does require it. I had to take and pass the course, but did not have to pass the actual certification test.

    Different programs have different requirements, so you'd be best served by checking with them to be positive.

    Good luck!