Is there a NA I to NA II Bridge Program in North Carolina?

  1. Hey yall I am a high school senior right now interested in a career in nursing for my future. However right now, I am currently thinking about taking the test to become an NA I and applying for a job so I can gain some experience and earn some money at the same time. I know that there are bridge programs for RNs with ADNs wishing to get a BSN; and also bridge programs for LPNs wishing to get an ADN to become an RN. So, I was wondering if there is a bridge program in NC for an NA I to become an NA II without having to be admitted into a nursing school? (Maybe I'm wrong on this, but I've noticed it seems like you have to be admitted into a nursing program to become a NA II?) I would appreciate any help, Thanks!

    P.S. I live in Greenville, NC
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  3. by   jenniferkristin
    There is no "bridge" program but there are NA II courses. Just look around. I think Careone in Raleigh has one and Thomas HealthCare might have one. Also check out Healthcore Resources Inc in Raleigh.
  4. by   BSWtoRN
    Thank You
  5. by   Definingmyfuture
    no, you don't have to be admitted into a nursing program to get your CNA II, you just have to have your CNA I of course. Central Carolina Community College has a CNA II program through their continuing education department that is a "hybrid". That means that the majority of the course is offered online and you may only have to go to the campus once or twice during the course. Hope this helps!