How hard is it?

  1. I am currently a Sophomore in High School and I was thinking after I graduated taking the 8 week course (CNA) I think it is and maby if needed taking the 2 quarter advanced course at SPSCC and getting a job maby in a hospital or Providence Mother Joseph care center to get hands on experience. Is it worth it to take a LPN course? I was hoping maby 10-11 ( If CNAs even make that much) an hour would be sufficient and be liveable in a 1 room apartment with money left over.

    And how hard is it? From a 1-10 what would you think? If I tried to go for it I would just be scared about how hard it would be and would it be worth it?
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    If you're capable of taking and satisfactorily passing general education courses in college, then you would be able to do fairly well in an LPN program. I would rate the LPN schooling's level of difficulty at about a 6.5 or 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 because it is so compressed in that you have to learn a lot of material in a very minimal amount of time.

    Go for it. I couldn't dream of living off $10 per hour for the rest of my life.
  4. by   Blindside462
    Thanks I have a little less than 2 years to decide so I'll see

    I am for sure going to do my CNA class, shouldn't be too hard, I live in a house with a Adult homecare wtih 2 in wheelchairs, 2 normals with problems. So working in a place like Mother Josephs shouldn't be to hard plus I am a fully capable and strong if there need be any lifting.
    (Planning on living at my mother's while working as a CNA so I can pay off my pre req classes and LPN easily should be around 3,000 total around I haven't really added.

    Do you think you can point me out to books that teach alot about what a person would be learning as a LPN student I want to learn as much as I can so I won't be lost when I am taking LPN classes

    Planning to learn all my nursing stuff here

    Brother is at Wasu with his wife (taking classes to be a librarian) and my brother is taking RN classes and he is my role model, we gave him anatomy books and flash cards for fun
    Last edit by Blindside462 on Sep 22, '06
  5. by   missnursiepooh
    please please please, if you are serious about nursing do the cna program. You will know after completing it, if it is right for you. If you want to pursue nursing, go straight to the RN program. I was 16 when I did my CNA program and I started the LVN program right after high school. Although I love it, I wish I would have went straight to the RN program instead. It's three years later and I'm just now getting ready to start the RN program. Consider it.... why be the middle man? Go for the top... Good luck
  6. by   Blindside462
    Ok cool thanks I'll think about it. You can do you CNA before your 18? Sweet