Work as CNA with RN License? Is this allowed?

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by SwtPea2010 SwtPea2010 (New) New

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Okay, but I was really replying to the poster's unequivocal statement that you can't work as an aide if you hold an RN.

Also, at many facilities and in many states, aides are not licensed and /or the first semester of nursing school is considered the equivalent of NA training, so one could argue that anyone who holds an RN also holds the equivalent of an aide/NA. It's silly to say an RN couldn't work as an NA, but a certified nurse midwife CAN work as an RN.

Now whether a facility would hire an RN when they're looking for an aide, knowing the person will leave as soon as they get an RN job offer, that's another thing.

ArrowRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Vascular, E.N.T. Has 3 years experience.

only situation I heard of this is if the person has been working at the facility as a student nurse with a CNA job then graduated and got their RN license and were just waiting for the RN position to open up. From there she was hired as an RN, the employer did that in a matter of days.

Okay, but I was really replying to the poster's unequivocal statement that you can't work as an aide if you hold an RN.

Also, at many facilities and in many states, aides are not licensed and /or the first semester of nursing school is considered the equivalent of NA training, so one could argue that anyone who holds an RN also holds the equivalent of an aide/NA. It's silly to say an RN couldn't work as an NA, but a certified nurse midwife CAN work as an RN.

Now whether a facility would hire an RN when they're looking for an aide, knowing the person will leave as soon as they get an RN job offer, that's another thing.

Ah, gotcha. Well, I guess when someone calls an individual facility's HR, they're more likely to find an answer that applies than on an international message board, anyway.

There are some very definite absolutes in nursing, but some serious variances as well. Hopefully the OP will find something that works.

only situation I heard of this is if the person has been working at the facility as a student nurse with a CNA job then graduated and got their RN license and were just waiting for the RN position to open up. From there she was hired as an RN, the employer did that in a matter of days.

did it matter if it was bsn or asn?