Anyone here a CNA or LVN?

  1. Good evening,

    I have posted before in another forum here, and just notice this forum so I thought I'd ask here. How many of the guys here are CNA/LVN's? Reason I ask is I have the opportunity to get my schooling paid for if I go through the CNA and then the LVN program. It may seem like a no-brainer, but I have some concerns, I will be two of 50 male students, and CNA and LVN's seem to be predominately female, or at least that seems to be my impression. Am I way off base or is that what you guys have run into? I would like to eventually become an RN and will most likely transfer into the RN school after I get licensed as an LVN.

    My original plan was to finish my EMT-B training and go to Paramedic school, but was invited into the nursing program at my school. Iam still open to going to Paramedic school, and just may do that, but I do not want to shut any doors of opportunity that are open for me at this time. I know here in CA. there is a nursing shortage, but an abundance of EMT's and Paramedics, or so I'm told. So nursing from that standpoint seems to be the way to go.

    Anyway just looking for feedback or any advice from those of you who have been in the field or are currently training at this time. Any and all input and or advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You Much,
    650Ryder
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    Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 8
    Retired; from US

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  3. by   650ryder
    Correction in my last post, I meant to say I will be one of two males, the rest are female in the class I will be attending.
  4. by   650ryder
    Wow, amazing, I thought a nursing forum would be a place to get information and exchange ideas. Perhaps this is not that place. I guess it's time to look for a more active forum.
  5. by   ZanatuBelmont
    Quote from 650ryder
    Good evening,
    I have posted before in another forum here, and just notice this forum so I thought I'd ask here. How many of the guys here are CNA/LVN's? Reason I ask is I have the opportunity to get my schooling paid for if I go through the CNA and then the LVN program. It may seem like a no-brainer, but I have some concerns, I will be two of 50 male students, and CNA and LVN's seem to be predominately female, or at least that seems to be my impression. Am I way off base or is that what you guys have run into? I would like to eventually become an RN and will most likely transfer into the RN school after I get licensed as an LVN.
    Hi,

    I am a "student aide." By that I mean after first semester in nursing school I became eligible to work as a CNA as long as I remained in the program and completed it. Yes, females are the biggest group in nursing, last estimate I heard thrown around was some 90% of people in nursing are female (don't know where that stat came from, but it sounds pretty accurate!). That is changing, though - as society gets rid of this rediculous "male role" and female role" in regards to the workplace, more men are finding their way into nursing.
  6. by   axiousguy
    I took a CNA course bout year ago. I was only guy in class. Big deal. I been in a nursing program one month, and theres quite a few EMT..switching to nursing. Stick with nursing and you wont regret it i bet.

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