Avoid "Karing with Kindess" CNA program - page 2
This is a rant because I’m so mortified at some programs today. I looked into Karing With Kindness in, NJ and I warn you not to attend… I drive by their place all time so I figured I give them a call. I call and ask if I could... Read More
- 2Mar 24, '12 by interceptinglight
- 1Mar 24, '12 by nguyency77
- 3Mar 24, '12 by ALavallee
- 0Mar 24, '12 by dirtyhippiegirlQuote from nguyency77In some states, you can challenge the NCLEX if you have former military medic experience.Was wondering the same thing. What did you do about your clinicals?
Challenging the NCLEX used to be more common a decade or two ago. Standards might have also been looser then about who could challenge, I don't know?
I think being able to challenge the NCLEX is pretty much non-existent these days because boards have writ-in clauses stating that you have to hold a degree from an accredited school to take the NCLEX.
- 0Mar 24, '12 by KimberlyRN89Yes, I think it's quite rare to challenge the NCLEX now. I have met about 3 medics in the past few years who were attending nursing school despite having years of experience in the military.
Anyways, I'm sorry you had such a bad experience :-( Unfortunately I've heard of many horror stories like yours in my state too. I fortunately had a great experience with an independent CNA program. Your best bet is to check out your state board of nursing & see if they have a list of CNA programs in your state. That is how I located my program. Good luck with your decision
- 0Mar 25, '12 by PMFB-RNQuote from nguyency77*** Ah you know back in the day. Seriously I was an army medic with extensive field and hospital experience. I challenged the LVN NCLEX in California based on my medic training and experience.Was wondering the same thing. What did you do about your clinicals?
- 0Mar 25, '12 by dirtyhippiegirlQuote from PMFB-RNI hope this doesn't sound horrible awkward or out of place but I feel like your original comment...well...I don't know what your original comment was meant to say but you confused several people with it. And, while you did what you did, your experience actually has absolutely no current relevant experience either with the OP or with those who asked questions later.*** Ah you know back in the day. Seriously I was an army medic with extensive field and hospital experience. I challenged the LVN NCLEX in California based on my medic training and experience.
Why did you even bring it up?
- 0Mar 25, '12 by PMFB-RNi hope this doesn't sound horrible awkward or out of place
*** it does to me.
but i feel like your original comment...well...i don't know what your original comment was meant to say but you confused several people with it.
*** i was responding to this comment:
[color=#ffff00]"in some states, north carolina being one, you don't have to have any education. you can challenge the test and if you pass, you are certified. scary huh?"
the point i was making is that there is nothing wrong with people challenging exams. if they pass they have proven they know the required information. it should be considered scary. how anyone became confused is a mystery to me.
and, while you did what you did, your experience actually has absolutely no current relevant experience either with the op or with those who asked questions later.
why did you even bring it up?
*** to make the point that we should not judge a person in the nursing field by how they obtained their position, what is important is their competence and compassion.
- 0Mar 25, '12 by cityknitty_RNQuote from PMFB-RNIt's just a little unnerving to me.*** Why is that scary? If you pass the test, thus proving you know the information you should. I became a nurse by challenging the NCLEX without having attending nursing school.
I just think back to when I took the NCELX... there was a lot of material that I learned/studied that wasn't ever covered during the exam, but as a nurse you're expected to know. I guess I'm reflecting more on the process of challenging the NCLEX, not trying to single you out specifically