How can nursing assistants become registered or practical nurses?

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asked in Training by Anna Maria
I worked as a CNA back in 1996 for four months and left the healthcare field. I am now considering coming back to the healthcare field. I feel OK working in the CNA position but I do want to further my education in nursing. What do you suggest?

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answered by anonymous
I would suggest looking into a registered nurse program offered at a community college in your area. These type of programs take two years to complete and are less expensive than four-years nursing programs offered by private schools or universities. You may also look into licensed vocational or practical nursing programs, which take less than two years to complete. If you decide to choose a registered nurse program keep in mind that you need to take pre-requisite courses as soon as possible and apply early. I would contact a program coordinator or counselor at a community college to discuss your options.