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Can you go through a nursing home to become a CNA and then a LPN, and if so how?

My goal is to become a LPN and I am wanting to do this in as little time as possible. I am suppose to start school this fall to first become a CNA. Lately I have been hearing that it's faster to go through a nursing home and that you can become a LPN in about a year this way plus you can work as you train. I am wanting to know if this is true and how someone can go about doing this?

Asked By: earthwater_76 - 6/28/2007
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My best advice is to research programs and talk to advisors on what classes you need to take. Good plan on becoming a CNA. Where I got my LPN, we could not start clinicals if we did not have our CNA, first aid, cpr and many other requirements. Where I work, you could become a TMA (trained medication administrator) if... More
Answered By: Julie T - 6/30/2007
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Some teach the CNA class but they might want you to sign a contract to work for them for 1 yr. The rest you have to go to a college or university. Alot of people have tryed working for places like battered womens shelters at night and go to school late in the day. Some have worked doing homecare at night without any... More
Answered By: cave wmn - 6/28/2007
 
I am a CNA, and you are right, you can go through a nursing home to get certified, yet having the nursing home pay for it dosent mean the class is going ot be shorter, plus you DO NOT need to be a CNA to become an LPN. It is not a requirement, it just looks good on an application, but also the expereince makes being an... More
Answered By: ♪♫Bugg♪♫ - 6/29/2007
 
I'm also studying to be a LPN, but I'm going to a technical college to do this, and it's only taking me about 7 months to get my certification. I don't think you should waste your time studying to be a CNA, you should search for different technical schools in your area for "PRACTICAL NURSING" diplomas. Once you... More
Answered By: TriChris - 6/29/2007
 
Check the nursing homes in your area. Most nursing homes provide an LPN education but you have to be a cna at their institution for so much time (check their requirements) before you can be eligible for their LPN program. Not only that, but when you start their program you have to sign a contract that when you are... More
Answered By: BloodCountess - 6/29/2007
 
Check with your local community college. All of the ones in my area offer an LPN certificate program that is only 1 year of a Fall, Spring and Summer and then you graduate... More
Answered By: AJR mom X2_katwoman - 6/29/2007
 
i was in a nursing home for six months asa certified nurse assistent but was even hire before i took the course they gave meup to 6 months to do the course which is quite easy and a great prereq for lpn schoolits a great idea and definately do it throughan old age (rehabilitation center) as... More
Answered By: greengrass44444 - 6/29/2007
 
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