my CNA class started this week, and it is alot of fun, but i am a little surprised that all we learn is nursing home care. Even the textbook we have is only about LTC. I thought CNA's can work in hospitals, too? Since its a prereq for the nursing program, i really didnt expect to be so restricted to LTC.
Also, i read here alot about people buying stethoscopes for CNA purposes, about having to do BP's on the state exam and all that.... here, we do learn how to do BP's but its not part of the state exam.
How long are CNA courses in other states? Here in MN, they last 4 weeks, with about 60 hours of classroom and 30 hours of clinicals, the whole thing counts as 3 college credits.
And is there a difference between the titles CNA and NAR? Or is that just a matter of preference?