Can someone under 18 become a CNA? - page 2

Hello, I am a junior in highschool and am planning to go to college to obtain an RN after graduation. I am interested in taking classes and getting a part time job as a CNA. I think this would be a... Read More

  1. by   para
    Quote from pinkdaisy
    Hello,
    I am a junior in highschool and am planning to go to college to obtain an RN after graduation. I am interested in taking classes and getting a part time job as a CNA. I think this would be a wonderful opportunity where I'd get to learn alot about the body and nursing, gain experience and confidence, and be able to help people. I am not sure, however what the training entails and if hopitals and nursing homes would hire someone under 18, who has not yet received a highschool diploma. How extensive is the training program for CNA, and is it a possible part time job for someone in highschool? Also, where can I find a class, and what is the certification test like? I am homeschooled, so my hours are a bit more flexable than those of other highschoolers. I still, however can't be in a program or job that is full time or during the day. Thank you so much for your help!
    ~Liz

    I live in Ma and you only have to be 16 here. I am planing on going to the Red Cross for my CNA training. Check out there site maybe they offer training in your area. For my class it is about 800$.Good luck!!!
  2. by   CHATSDALE
    we had a problem once with a sex offender who according to parole regs was not to have contact with anyone under the age of 18
    had to get permission from his parole officer because we had cna and dietary workers under that age

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