I am contemplating on getting my CNA certification so I can start working in the healthcare field while in nursing school. The program that I have applied to is part-time with classes two nights a week and clinicals on the the weekends. I would need to work full time and I was wondering what a full time CNA schedule looks like. How many days during the week do most work? Are the 12 hour or 8 hour schedules the best? What settings are best for that type of schedule (ex. Is long-term better, Hospice, etc).
Sidenote: Currently, I am working fulltime as a teacher so this would be a whole new career change and major pay cut for me. However, I would love to gain some healthcare experience plus I don't know how wise it would be for me to still be teaching while going to nursing school. You can give me your opinions on that as well! Thanks a lot
Wow! Wanderlustgirl, that is a crazy schedule! Do you have any children? Are you completely burnt out, or do you feel ok? I currently work as a teaching assistant and am taking my nursing pre-reqs in the evening. Ummnasi, I am also thinking about doing my CNA certification over the summer so I can start working in the medical field. I would love a weekend CNA job once I start my RN program.
Last edit by LifeIsGood76 on Apr 22, '13
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