Each state has a different set of rules regarding what is and what is not acceptable for licensing and certification It is difficult to give you specific information because you don't mention what state you are in. You need to contact the nurse aide registry and/or board of nursing in your state and ask them about your situation. Upon reviewing your information, they will let you know if you are eligible to become either a CNA or a nurse. When calling you might get an automated answering service. Be prepared to leave a clear message including your name, phone number, and your question so that someone may contact you later.