Where to get CNA?? - page 2

For any of you who have your CNA where did you go to school for it?... Read More

  1. by   AZMOMO2
    i'm getting my CNA because it is required to enter the RN program I REALLY want to get into.... I have some back up plans but I don't really want to use them as options... to pricey!!
  2. by   MonkeysMama
    AZMOM02,

    Which RN program are you wanting to get into?
  3. by   West Valley
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    i'm getting my CNA because it is required to enter the RN program I REALLY want to get into.... I have some back up plans but I don't really want to use them as options... to pricey!!
    Which RN program is it required for if you don't mind me asking.
  4. by   West Valley
    Quote from amethystrndrp
    I am going because I want out of my job as sooooooon as possible, and getting my CNA gets me going quickest - I think though I'll try going for the LPN Fast Track at Gateway in the Spring next year, and then work as an LPN until I can get through the rest of getting through the RN program. Because I don't know how long I'll have to wait to get through the RN program so I don't see that getting the LPN hurts.
    I totally understand. I work in medical insurance and UGH! is all I can say. I am looking at Gateway as an LPN option also. I got into the MSC LPN program but they are pricey and I wanted to avoid any loans as long as I can. They didn't seem to know if they were offereing it in the spring though which makes it a bit harder to plan for it but I can always contine to work on my pre-req's.
  5. by   MonkeysMama
    I appreciate everyone sharing their experience. I recently signed up for the RSAA daytime May 5th class. If there is anyone who will be taking this same class, please PM me. I am really looking forward to it and cannot wait to begin my first step towards my nursing career!
  6. by   West Valley
    Quote from MonkeysMama
    I appreciate everyone sharing their experience. I recently signed up for the RSAA daytime May 5th class. If there is anyone who will be taking this same class, please PM me. I am really looking forward to it and cannot wait to begin my first step towards my nursing career!
    Congrats! I start mine on the 13th of May. I am really excited. Finally a step in the right direction.
  7. by   MonkeysMama
    Quote from West Valley
    Congrats! I start mine on the 13th of May. I am really excited. Finally a step in the right direction.

    Congratulations to you as well!! I noticed in an earlier thread you were asking if we were earning our CNA certification maybe for the LPN program. For me, I am planning on applying to the LPN program at Gateway and probably work as a CNA in the meantime. Are you planning on applying to the LPN program as well?
  8. by   mllewis123
    I am going to be starting the RSAA class on April 21st for the Evening classes. Very excited to start.
  9. by   amethystrndrp
    Quote from mllewis123
    I am going to be starting the RSAA class on April 21st for the Evening classes. Very excited to start.

    Awesome!!! ME TOO!!!! I'm so glad to hear someone else is taking the class when I am. Nice to meet you!
  10. by   mllewis123
    Nice to meet you too!! I am really looking forward to getting started. I want to meet others and find out their pathways to being a nurse, LPN, etc. I am wanting to become and RN eventually. But love the medical field and want to get my foot in the door.
  11. by   West Valley
    Quote from MonkeysMama
    Congratulations to you as well!! I noticed in an earlier thread you were asking if we were earning our CNA certification maybe for the LPN program. For me, I am planning on applying to the LPN program at Gateway and probably work as a CNA in the meantime. Are you planning on applying to the LPN program as well?
    I also want to apply to the LPN program at Gateway. I got in for the August class at the Maricopa Skill Center but I am trying to avoid taking out a loan. They are wishy washy about the spring semester which frustrates me a little but I am sure they will offer it. Good Luck! Maybe we will meet up in the LPN program :wink2:
  12. by   MonkeysMama
    Quote from West Valley
    I also want to apply to the LPN program at Gateway. I got in for the August class at the Maricopa Skill Center but I am trying to avoid taking out a loan. They are wishy washy about the spring semester which frustrates me a little but I am sure they will offer it. Good Luck! Maybe we will meet up in the LPN program :wink2:
    I am planning on applying to the Gateway program as well. I have not looked into the Maricopa Skill Center because of the price, but I can understand paying for it versus waiting forever. Personally, I have enough student loans already so I can wait a little bit!

    After graduating from RSAA are you planning on working as a CNA? I am planning on it.

    I hope we meet up in the LPN program and best of luck to you!
  13. by   West Valley
    Quote from MonkeysMama
    I am planning on applying to the Gateway program as well. I have not looked into the Maricopa Skill Center because of the price, but I can understand paying for it versus waiting forever. Personally, I have enough student loans already so I can wait a little bit!

    After graduating from RSAA are you planning on working as a CNA? I am planning on it.

    I hope we meet up in the LPN program and best of luck to you!
    I am actually going to Glendale Community College for my CNA. I do plan on working as a CNA but hopefully not for long, I want to be trained as a patient care tech. I the less loans the better.

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