CNA class dropped me - Sad :(

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    I was enrolled in a community college for this fall to take pre nursing courses full time. The CNA class that I also enrolled in was at the same comm college and they just notified me that I can not do both. I called and asked why and the CNA director said that my work load for the semester is too much to do with the CNA class and that I should just choose one. She told me that if I am going for my nursing degree, to focus on that because that is more important for now and that I could just take a CNA class over the summer break.

    =(

    I was a bit surprised that they could just drop me like that...
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    How was your schedule looking like (how many credit hours)? I'm sure they could have asked if you could take one/two of your courses in the Spring term. Getting your CNA certification is important as well. It would give you experience once you found a job in the field plus an income while going to NS. Sorry to hear that they dropped you. I would contact them and ask about re-enrolling if you decide to drop one or two courses that you could do in the Spring.
    anie10 likes this.
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    I'll be taking 18 credits in the fall semester. If I had to make ONE choice, it'd be for the degree. So I don't want to postpone these classes I'm just bummed that I can't do both at the same time...
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    Quote from Pattycakes85
    I'll be taking 18 credits in the fall semester.
    18 hours PLUS the CNA class? Yeah, I see why they dropped you. Around here, you really have to know someone to schedule 18 hours for yourself. You have to have the Chancellor's permission to take 21, and they don't usually let anyone. Seriously, 18 hours, plus the time you'll need to study, plus work (if you are working) and your time is running out quickly. When I took 21 hours a couple of years ago (different degree) and worked full time, I was sleeping 5 hours a night. Believe me, it adds up quick. So if you're unwilling to drop a class or two, they really have done you a favor by dropping you from the CNA class.
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    Anything more than 15 credits requires special permission at my school.
    loriangel14 likes this.
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    Thank you everyone.

    I guess I didn't grasp how much work load I was taking on. I feel better now!
    anie10 likes this.
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    While I agree that 18 credits is A LOT, if you still want to take the CNA course (which requires no time outside of class), why not take the CNA course somewhere else?
    anie10 likes this.
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    I have thought about taking the course at another CC but they only offer clinicals on weekends and I have to work every Saturdays. I just quit my full time job and picked up another retail job once/twice a week. Yikes. Now maybe I should really wait now that Im working on weekends?
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    If I drop a class, it will be 15 credits. Do you guys think that will be okay with a CNA class? While working Saturday and Sundays?

    Thanks everyone!
    anie10 likes this.
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    I took my CNA class on Saturdays while taking prenursing classes at community college. I wasn't working at the time though, and I had to time the week of clinicals and state exam with my other classes. It was a little overwhelming during finals week but it's doable. I took my CNA class at a private agency though, not the community college.


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