CNA to LPN programs are accelerated programs designed for certified nurse aides, who wish to become licensed practice nurse. In the healthcare industry, the rank of licensed nurses is superior to certified nurses. With the help of this training course, nurse aides can acquire a higher designation, raise their earning potential, and receive lucrative salary packages.
CNA to LPN is a bridge program that allows transferring of credits (that a nurse had earned from the certified nurse assistant training) to the LPN program. As this is an integrated program, so its duration is less.
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There are several requirements that must be fulfilled in order to become a licensed nurse:
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After completion of this course, applicants will be able to exhibit the following abilities:
Although the course fee depends upon the institute from which you take up the course, but according to a rough estimate, it is around $750 to $2,500 (excluding cost of uniforms, textbooks, and other facilities). If you can’t afford this fee, you have many options to get concessions in fee or may even get the entire fee waived off. You can ask your current employer that you wish to become an LPN; s/he might pay for the course. Or else, search for vocational training institutes, which provide concession in course fee or free training program.
If you are working as a certified nurse aide and want to pursue an LPN course without leaving your current job, you can opt for an online course. ‘Distance learning CNA to LPN’ is not completely online and you are required to complete clinical practice and some part of coursework on campus. Only fundamental nursing courses can be undertaken online, but to master patient care techniques, candidates are supposed to go for in-person sessions. After completion of the course, appear for and qualify the NCLEX-PN examination.
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Once you obtain an LPN certificate, you can advance your career in the nursing field by choosing any of the following course works: