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Hello all nursing students/graduates & experienced nurses. I graduated from my LVN program in Aug. 09 & have already took & failed the NCLEX twice before. So Ive decided to take a step back and do CNA to get more into the atmosphere of nursing & to hopefully gain more experience. But my question is do I have to actually do CNA training/classes or is there some type of test I can take to become an CNA since I already have training for LVN?-Thank you for your feedback.

Edited by OrangePink89

Julie19, CNA

Has 1 years experience.

You should be able to challenge the exam since you're already a LPN. Most LPN's can take the CNA exam after their first semester or so. I'd contact the BON in your state though, just in case.

Yes, once you complete the first term of an LVN course, you can take the test for CNA. Here in California, which I assume you are since you said LVN although you could be from TX, the BON does not regulate CNA. Check the website for CNAs. The website is Aide / Technician so feel free to check it out.

OrangePink89

Specializes in N/A.

I am frm CA & I found the info I need. Thank you both Julie19 & BlkQueen8!

spectrabrite, LVN

Has 1 years experience.

In CA you need to get a form I think its 8613 filled out by your LVN school and submit it to the state, the CA Dept of Public Health will review it and send you a CDPH 99 form that allows you to challenge the CNA test.

OrangePink89

Specializes in N/A.

Spectrabrite is it possible that you can give me the direct link for that form because I don't see it anywhere on the CDPH website. Thanks so much.

spectrabrite, LVN

Has 1 years experience.

These 2 forms are needed I really got the form numb wrong!

You need to have your live scan fingerprints submitted before the state will accept or look at your documents.

Request for live scan form:

http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/forms/BCIA_8016.pdf

This is a sample to reference when filling this out

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/bcia8016sample.pdf

then this form needs to be filled out by you and your LVN school and submitted with your transcripts:

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/cdph283b.pdf

I just went through this, feel free to ask if you need more info.

OrangePink89

Specializes in N/A.

Ok yeah I did all of this but I didnt know my school had to fill the application paper out as well. "/ None of my former teachers work at the school I attended.

spectrabrite, LVN

Has 1 years experience.

you need the director of the school or administrator to fill it out, and get a copy of your transcripts in a seal envelope. if the transcripts are not on school letterhead or on a sealed school envelope it will be denied.

OrangePink89

Specializes in N/A.

Ok thank u so much for ur help.

spectrabrite, LVN

Has 1 years experience.

no problem, I hope you get it all dealt with

misspinkmeow

Has 3 years experience.

So after the first 6-12 weeks of the LVN course we can challenge the CNA exam here in CA?

I am starting my LVN classes in Jan 2013 and want to challenge the CNA exam so I can start looking for a job.

Yes, once you complete the first term of an LVN course, you can take the test for CNA. Here in California, which I assume you are since you said LVN although you could be from TX, the BON does not regulate CNA. Check the website for CNAs. The website is Aide / Technician so feel free to check it out.

spectrabrite, LVN

Has 1 years experience.

Correct, you have to get the paperwork from the state signed off by your school

So after the first 6-12 weeks of the LVN course we can challenge the CNA exam here in CA?

I am starting my LVN classes in Jan 2013 and want to challenge the CNA exam so I can start looking for a job.

misspinkmeow

Has 3 years experience.

Awesome thank you so very much.