What's the difference.....???

  1. what is the difference between all the types of nurses? such as, lpn, cna, abcdefg......if you get my drift.....

    actually, what are the different types of nurse stages?? if i make any sense at all.... :chuckle

    thanks in advance for the help! :kiss

    oh yea, i'm taking a course through the voc. center at another school this year. it is a cna course. i'm really excited to start it. i will be going every other day. my school runs on a days and b days w/ only 4 classes a day for 80 mins each. i'll only be taking 4 classes this year at my school, and i'm taking the cna course at another school that offers tons of different courses. such as construction, culinary arts, law enforcement, metal working....etc.. the cna course is the only reason i'm looking to go back to school!!
    Last edit by kristi915 on Jul 23, '02
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  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by kristi915
    what is the difference between all the types of nurses? such as, lpn, cna, abcdefg......if you get my drift.....

    actually, what are the different types of nurse stages?? if i make any sense at all.... :chuckle

    thanks in advance for the help! :kiss
    kristi, .

    cna could be certified nursing assistant (varies on lenght of program ( the one i went through in 1990 was 3 months long with clinicals) and usually performs bath, feeding, etc.)


    lpn-licensed practical nurse (12 months and sometimes more of schooling and a limited scope of practice in regards to procedures, medications, etc. )

    asn, aas, adn, diploma-registered nurse ( 1 year of pre-reqs (varies) and two years of actual nursing courses ) usually hinders from being in management, etc. and i am not sure about the diploma nurse)

    bsn-registered nurse (4 years (at least) of schooling and consists of general courses, clinical and focus more on critical thinking, management, leadership, etc)

    no one is an lpn or rn until after they sit for and pass boards (nclex).

    without looking it up, this is the best i can do.

    i hope this helps.

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