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yes my question is if i'm already an certified nursing asst does that count for my pre-reps so i could actually save money by skipping that part and if i cant get financial asst for the lpn course can i take it in parts until i finish ithe programs or is there any grants i may appply for to help me .

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A CNA certificate is a requirement for some nursing programs, in other programs it might or might not give you credit in the application process. It depends on the program. I can almost assuredly say that you will find no program that will allow you to complete the program in increments like you ask. The only way to find out the answers to your questions for any specific program that you are considering is to ask a representative at that program. If you have a specific program in mind, you might ask on this board and perhaps somebody who has recently graduated from or is currently attending that particular program can help you. Good luck with you decisions about nursing school.

Added thought: When you go to a school to ask questions you can stop by the financial aid office and get info about financial aid.

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No, nowhere close. Pre-reqs for LVNs include A&P, possibly pharmacology, among other things.

If you take it in parts it will take you several years because you will have to wait until the next semester that the class you need is offered. In many schools they are only offered once a year.

There are lots of grants and scholarships, as well as loans. Check with the nursing school you plan to attend.

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hikernurse has 8 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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My CNA didn't count for anything, but my CNA. I was able to take my pre-reqs one class at a time, but nursing school was kind of an all or nothing deal ;) I do think working in the hospital, even as an aide, helped my nursing studies. (I say "even" because the tasks of aides are different than nurses, but watching the nurses work really helped).

Definitely talk to financial aid--we often had nursing scholarships available at my school even into the semester, but it might not be that way everywhere. I attended a community college, which was cheaper to begin with, but they also seemed to have more financial aid/scholarship opportunities since the average student had less money than those attending the state universities.

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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yes my question is if i'm already an certified nursing asst does that count for my pre-reps so i could actually save money by skipping that part and if i cant get financial asst for the lpn course can i take it in parts until i finish ithe programs or is there any grants i may appply for to help me .

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Unfortunately, it will not count for any of your nursing pre-requisites. It may help if part of fulfilling that program includes obtaining your CNA, but, you will not skip over any of the courses you will need towards nursing. I may be speaking too soon, but ask the schools you are considering to be sure. Good luck.

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