Hi! This is my first post on allnurses, and I'm fascinated with the boards. I really have been able to weigh my choice to become a nurse thanks to reading posts here. I have decided to go through CNA training while i wait for my spot in the LPN program with my local community college since we have a MAJOR waiting list on all LPN programs here in MS. I thought it'd be the best to get me into the field if I were to work a few months as a CNA. I was just wondering if it was going to be the same long list of people to get into a CNA program at a community college. I just now have gotten life settled enough to go to school and work, so I'm a bit late in the game getting the ball rolling. Hinds Allied/Health has an 8 wk course that runs 2 nights a week and 5 saturdays which is just amazing because i'm a waiter so it's quite the perfect setup. I wondered, with two months left before classes start if there was a prayer of me getting into a training program for the summer.