Published Oct 11, 2004
I was talking with my coworker yesterday (who is an LPN) and she thought that they passed a law that you have to be an aide before you become a LPN. Anyone know anything about this? She said she'd help me if that was the case, but I haven't really seen anything about this. The school I have been trying to apply to - difficult to get answers quickly - starts in January and hasn't said anything about it - only CPR and a few other "basic" licenses. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
Town & Country
I highly doubt it. Go to the Ohio Board of nursing website. If it isn't posted there, call them and ask.
There is a community college here where I live that requires the RN students to take a nursing assistant course before they are admitted into the program, but I don't think it's a law.
unknown99, BSN, RN
No, it is not a law, but it can be helpful.
AS far as it being a law I dont think so (but I have been known to be wrong hehe) I fell as though it is only helpful to the nurse because you can better relate to your aides and also know when they are blowing smoke up your behind! some aides can be pretty sneaky to get out of doing things hehe
I am a recent LPN. Newly graduated. It is not a law to be an aide before becomming an LPN. However, ours and many school require you to have an STNA license to enter the PN program. Good Luck.
NoWaNrN, ASN, RN
I think the schools just perfer you to be an aid before starting school so you have some basic knowledge of basic cares.
Some schools are starting to require to be stna or cna before admission into nursing school. But no law as far as I know it.
I don't think it's a law. However, it does seem that all of the PN and RN programs around here require it before admission or as in the case of my PN school, as part of the program. It is where you get the basic care skills of nursing.
As I said, it was part of my PN curriculum. We were not required to take the test. I was concerned about it when checking into the Sinclair ADN program so I asked if I should go ahead and take the test. She said it wasn't necessary since I'd had it in the PN program.
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