Potential employers may prefer a candidate with experience as a CNA, but it’s not necessarily a requirement for getting a job as an LPN (same goes for going from CNA to RN).There is no prerequisite to be a CNA before enrolling in the Herzing University PN program. Learn More About Our Practical Nursing ProgramExplore Now Other Questions How much do Herzing nursing programs cost? How much does the Herzing master in nursing education program cost? What makes Herzing University different? Is a BSN required to become a nurse?