First stop CNA next stop RN

  1. I'm super geeked right now. I start a CNA program on monday. After working countless jobs in a call center I decided to try to get into a CNA program here at a local community college while I finish my pre reqs for the BSN program. The great thing about this is since its not covered thru financial aid a local workforce center is paying for it. Wish me luck
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  3. by   nurse_stephie2be
    Hi, I am so excited for you. I also just started my Cna. I'm still doing my pre reqs I go back in January I wanted to do my Cna at leased to get in the field. I wish you luck and get them A's 👍👍👍👍 Keep in touch ) Nurse2be
  4. by   Lacymom
    Quote from futurernluvenia
    I'm super geeked right now. I start a CNA program on monday. After working countless jobs in a call center I decided to try to get into a CNA program here at a local community college while I finish my pre reqs for the BSN program. The great thing about this is since its not covered thru financial aid a local workforce center is paying for it. Wish me luck
    Good luck. Got my CNA in August. Also working on pre reqs for a nursing program.
  5. by   itsformonkeyhead
    Good luck! I think that's a very smart choice to be a CNA first! I'm a PCT and will be going back to school in January for my pre reqs. So exciting. =}
  6. by   cnastriving2brn
    Thanks everyone for the support. I kept telling myself for awhile to take a CNA course. It will give me experience working in a healthcare field while pursuing a degree in nursing. After this semester I have to take Chemistry and Statistics before I can apply for a BSN program. I'm super nervous and excited at the same time.
  7. by   CNAtoCRNA
    The best nurses start from the ground up! Good luck!
  8. by   nguyency77
    Do your best! Luck is only part of it.
  9. by   cnastriving2brn
    Quote from CNAtoCRNA
    The best nurses start from the ground up! Good luck!
    Thanks. I like your profile name. I want to become a CRNA also
  10. by   MidwestBetty
    Good luck!!! I also got my CNA a few months ago and next stop nursing school!!
  11. by   nurse_stephie2be
    Taking my cna state test December 1st super nervous ) how's everyone doing? Starting back college for Rn future CNM January so excited wish you all good luck 👍👍
  12. by   susanlwins
    I'll be starting nursing school in April, and have been a CNA for 3 years in both LTC and the hospital. You are making a great decision - you will learn so much that you can take with you into your nursing career, and will have a good idea going into your BSN program what nursing is all about. I would stop short of saying that being a CNA for 1 year minimum should be a REQUIREMENT for future nurses, but I think that it is definitely the way to go. You start out your nursing training with your eyes WIDE open about what is going on in patient care, and you learn the kind of nurse you do and do not want to be. It is not the greatest paying job (a starving nursing student could make more as a waitress, and there are many days where I feel more like a waitress - "2 creams with your coffee, sir???"), but it is the best job to have when entering this field. Hope the CNA trainining went/is going well.
  13. by   cnastriving2brn
    Hi everyone. I completed the CNA course and I am now just waiting to take my state exam once approved by bon. I'm praying that everything works out smoothly.
  14. by   Kdrenee
    Congrats! I'm a PCT (CNA) at a hospital, and going to nursing school in the summer! I like my job and love my patients! I agree, being a CNAis a great way to start! Good luck on your test! The written part was a breeze for me, skills was pretty easy too it's just nerve racking with someone watching your every move. If you know your skills you will do great though!!! Let us know your progress! 😄👍

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