Can someone help me re nursing assistant? - page 2

i'm new here. i need someone to help me with becoming a nurse assistant. i don't get the whole program thing. please comment! -choua... Read More

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    As I had told you in a previous post of yours... depends on the facility you are looking into working for.

    Here in Texas, I easily got a job at the local hospital, with NO Nurse Aid experience. There are NA's at my hospital that are not certified and have no intention of being so.

    They are payed less. Yes.

    You really should take your questions to nurses within your local community. It varies from state to state, city to city, facility to facility.

    Find someplace you want to work, call their HR department. Ask THEM if they require certification in order to work there as an NA. If they say yes, ask THEM where would be a good place to acquire the education in YOUR area.

    I feel as though asking your questions here has gotten all the answers possible. People continually advise you the same thing. "Talk to your school counselor, nurses, hospitals, Nursing homes in your area" etc.

    I bet you would find better answers to your specific questions if you heeded this advice.

    Good luck!

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    In MN it's very hard to get a NA job without being a CNA. Sometimes it's hard to get a decent job when you are a CNA. The MN job market has no shortage of CNAs so a lot of employers are very picky about who they hire.
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    Your best bet is to do as other posters have advised you. Call local nursing homes to see if they have a cna training program. Other than that, you can look into grants. You may qualify for a grant that would pay for your cna training. No one here can tell you if you qualify for it or not. Please call tech schools in your area that offer cna training and ask them about grants. I know that here in Georgia, we have grants that will pay for cna training if the applicants qualify (financially). Of course, you can always look into phlebotomy training (drawing blood), front office assistant, unit clerk, medical assistant (back office), etc. All of these will get you into health care and then you can work on your desired career path. Go to schools in your area and ask what programs they offer. Some schools will even let you "sit in" on a class to see if it is something that you would be interested in. That's what I did when I went to school for medical assisting.

    I am closing this thread because your question was answered. Please feel free to start a new thread if you come up with another question. We are more than happy to answer any questions that we can.


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