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Question by Nasir Z: CNA,LPN,RN whats the difference , and how to become one of them.?
I am currently working FT in IT but always wanted to be in some sort of Healthcare (coz the impact to others is more direct there).
Can someone please tell me the major differences between CNA,LPN,RN , and how can I become each of them .
I am not planning to leave my FT job , just wana work 20-25 hours a week ( as a nurse or any healthcare profession).
I thought we have the most opportunities (atleast in DC metro) as parttime being a nurse ..if you can think of any other please let me know.
Answer by Khrys
A CNA is a certified nursing assistant. They are the ones that do the most patient contact ex: CNA’s help with baths, change diapers, feed pts. Becoming a CNA is fairly easy. Alot of nursing homes and hospitals have on site training. The CNA certification is also available at most adult education sites.
As far as the Difference between a LPN and RN can be hard to explain. Go to the link below and see if it helps you.
Good luck in your decision. Another medical career to think about is EMS. Great fast paced and never the same two days in row.
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