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I would love to hear experiences from those of you who took your CNA classes here in Phoenix. I am going to be going to the southwest skill center this year for mine. It's supposed to be 6w long, M-T, 8-2:30 and then she told me the clinical is from 6-1, and I guess that's one day a week?
So my question is, how did you find the workload? Were you taking any other classes at this time? I am in Rio's A&P1 and Food and Nutrition class so, I'm hoping this will still be doable as I'm doing the CNA course. What were the clinicals like? Were they one day a week for you?
Mine was through my school (Yavapai), but the way ours was set up (and I imagine it's not totally different for other schools
since they all have the same licensing requirements) - we had approx. 80-100 hours of classroom first (for us that was M-F, 8-4, for 3 weeks, but we often got let out of class early). After we completed the classroom, we went to our clinical assignment which added up to be around 30-40 hours of clinical training (which you could choose to do as either half days for 2 1/2 weeks or full days for 1 week).
The workload was very easy. It was all very common-sense stuff, and I don't think any of us actually opened up our texts and read a thing, and we still passed with A's. I was taking Microbiology at the same time, also. The only slightly difficult thing was that it was just very time-intensive with the 8 hours of classroom every day, but that certainly doesn't sound like the case for you. You shouldn't have any problem completing it and doing well in your other classes, as well.