RN is the Registered Nurse work to promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness. If you want to become a RN you have to complete the four year at a nursing school and pay high tuition fees to complete Nursing programs. But the CNA is less expensive and cost few weeks to become certified. There are always possibilities for CNA to choose higher education to become RN.
There are advantages becoming a CNA before becoming an RN. If you have an experience of CNA training degree you have more idea about the routines, schedule, and environment in hospitals setting, so you are ahead when you join a nursing school. Your experience of CNA would principally a huge help in clinical instruction in nursing school for RN program. You can absorb knowledge and skills easily at nursing degree if you have already CNA degree in your side.
RN performs a wide range of duties such as assessing and evaluating patient care, administering medications, using medical equipment to run diagnostic tests, educating patients and their family about the diseases and treatments, keeping record of patients vital sign information, developing nursing care plans and much more.
There are some medical colleges and universities which require the CNA degree before enrolling any nursing courses. So it is a good idea to work as a CNA before going to school for nursing degree. CNA also teach you about the facility you are better suited for in nursing career. You will have an advantage over your classmates who does not have experience before. Being CNA first would be a big advantage for your nursing career. You can choose another option as CNA to LPN programs before enrolling in RN programs.
Nurses are basically works under the authority of physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. RN also often delegates responsibilities to LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). The profession of registered nurse is in high demand. According to the US BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) over 60% RN works in hospitals, while other work in other settings such as Physician’ office, outpatients departments, and home-health facilities. The average salary of RN is about $63,750 per annum in US. Salary may more or less than these amounts based on location, experience and other factors.
To become an RN you have to enroll in accredited nursing program. An accredited nursing school gives you the knowledge and educational skills to complete NCLEX test to get license from the state. The test is administered by the BON (Board of Nursing). The duration of program can range from 2-4 years. The ADN (Associates Degree in Nursing) is about 2 year and BSN (Bachelors’ Degree in Nursing) is about 4 years long.
CNA to RN programs is about the importance of knowledge of CNA to RN professionals. CNA is better choice before RN programs in medical facilities.