About to start my CNA class next month :) any tips? - page 2

hi everyone my name is jay d :redbeathe i just signed up for my cna class and it starts may 2nd :d i am super excited!!! i am currently doing a 4 year nursing program but decided that my job at... Read More

  1. by   MissMcCoy
    Are you still excited? The days are ticking down!! =D

    I went today and got my criminal record check and my immunization records on the go! They should be ready for me in about a week! They better not be late I need to get them in before the 21st!
  2. by   K_girl
    Hi Girls,

    I am actually starting class May 16 and it runs for exactly 4 weeks. It costs about 1k for the program but luckily my fiance paid it for me since I just quit my job and my last day is next friday!

    I'm taking the night class so it runs from 4-930 m-f but clinical days are from 2-930. I am starting NS in august so figured this would be better on my resume than working at a large business. Plus I am hoping it will really give me a better idea of what I'm getting myself into!
  3. by   MissMcCoy
    Im in the same situation.
    I had to have my fiance pay for my course too... this way I will be able to pay for the rest of my education and slowly climb the ladder. I hate feeling like a leech!
  4. by   katrogen
    [font=book antiqua]1. would it be useful to get my textbook early and read through it before starting the class? i had to order my text book before and will have to read certain chapters and fill out the work book before i can even go to class.

    [font=book antiqua]2. what supplies will i need? mine said i needed a certain color of scrubs, a stethescope, a gait belt, and some other stuff.

    [font=book antiqua]3. about how much will i be getting paid after getting a job as a cna?
    [font=book antiqua]around here its about 8-12 an hour, it really depends on what kind of place you work at.

    [font=book antiqua]4. how rigorious is the course going to be? i'm not sure, i'm taking mine on may 10th!!!

    [font=book antiqua]5. would it be a good idea to get my phelbotomy certification as well?

    [font=book antiqua]6. what about my cpr certification? will i get that durring the class or seperate? for my course it was required before taking the class for some reason which i'm going to take next week.

    i hope my answers helped a little bit.... i'm excited to take the class too! i thought i forked a lot of money for the class at like $775... but i guess i got a great deal! it's being taught at my community college so at least i'll already be familiar with the school. good luck everyone.
    Last edit by katrogen on Apr 7, '11 : Reason: fixed font color
  5. by   pixiegalsmom
    JAY D,

    You state that you are in a 4 yr nursing program already. Why then are you taking a CNA course? If you have already completed at least one clinical rotation, hospitals will snag you up in a second for a position as patient care attendant, clinical aide, etc. (AKA, CNA) Just let them know that you are a student nurse. I work in a children's hospital and they are constantly hiring student nurses for these positions. And knowing that you are a student, they work around your school schedule. Have you checked with hospitals around your area? If not, I would before spending time and money taking a course that you may not even need. Good Luck!