From MA to CNA help?

  1. 0 First and foremost if you have come across my posts then you know by now I am having trouble finding a cna training that I can afford.

    Well this time I have a question about medical assistant I went to Everest back in 2009-10 and I finished and passed all my mods. I had a problem w my externship so I never did it it. I was wondering is it possible to finish it 3 years later? Everytime I call they say they're going to give me a call back but never do. Now I don't live in NJ anymore so it's a bit hard to go back there personally with two kids and public transportation. My next question is if I were to be able to finish my extern how do I go about getting certified in the state I live in now?

    And last question I prolly came across this before but just wanna ask again can I work as a cNa if I am a cMa or should I still take a cNa course? Please help I'm trying to get on my feet I'm having a rough time in my current situation.

    And for lpn I don't have algebra biology or chemistry how can I take those classes?
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    From 'Bronx, new york, usa'; 24 Years Old; Joined Nov '13; Posts: 28; Likes: 5.

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  4. Visit  mvm2 profile page
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    For the last question, I'd say that you might want to take a CNA class if you want a CNA job. Even though you have more training medicaly as a MA then a CNA, and some things that you go through in CNA class will be review for you like taking vitals extra. You do not learn skills in your MA classes like making a bed, or proper denture cleaning. Things you will have to know being a CNA, and taking the skills portion of your state exam.
    Last edit by mvm2 on Dec 2, '13
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    Yea you're right we didn't learn that. Thanks a lot!!
  6. Visit  Philly_LPN_Girl profile page
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    An MA can not work as an CNA. CNA is patient care and you have to do a certain amount of cna training in order to get certified and work. Would you mind me asking where are you located now? I know a few places that offer free cna training.
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    Quote from Siaraaa
    And for lpn I don't have algebra biology or chemistry how can I take those classes?
    A local community college will offer those courses.
    Call a school you are interested in and ask what you need to do to get started.
    If you are looking to get into a specific program, you really need to speak to a academic counselor.
    If you are having financial difficulty, you need to speak to a financial advisor. You may qualify for some sort of financial aid.
    Your questions about requirements and whatnot can not be answered very well here as requirements vary from school to school.
    In a nutshell, it starts with your phone call.

    God luck!
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    Quote from DivaLaJuicy
    An MA can not work as an CNA. CNA is patient care and you have to do a certain amount of cna training in order to get certified and work. Would you mind me asking where are you located now? I know a few places that offer free cna training.


    In the bronx NY. I've been looking and they all have waiting list or you gotta have public assistance.
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    A local community college will offer those courses.
    Call a school you are interested in and ask what you need to do to get started.
    If you are looking to get into a specific program, you really need to speak to a academic counselor.
    If you are having financial difficulty, you need to speak to a financial advisor. You may qualify for some sort of financial aid.
    Your questions about requirements and whatnot can not be answered very well here as requirements vary from school to school.
    In a nutshell, it starts with your phone call.

    God luck!

    Thanks. I was just wondering how does it work can I just take the classes alone or do I have to enroll in the college as an undergraduate. I haven't really looked into the community colleges because they charge a $65 registration fee.
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    Quote from Siaraaa

    In the bronx NY. I've been looking and they all have waiting list or you gotta have public assistance.
    Oh ok nvm I only know the Philadelphia/Montgomery County area.
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    Quote from DivaLaJuicy
    Oh ok nvm I only know the Philadelphia/Montgomery County area.


    It's alright thank you any ways I appreciate your time.
  12. Visit  Madras profile page
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    Quote from Siaraaa
    Thanks. I was just wondering how does it work can I just take the classes alone or do I have to enroll in the college as an undergraduate. I haven't really looked into the community colleges because they charge a $65 registration fee.
    If your applying to community college a lot of the time that fee is waived for students with financial need.

    You should schedule an appointment with an advisor and the financial aid office. They will help you make the right decisions regarding how to pay for school and which classes you will need for the path you choose.

    As far as your MA schooling, if you didn't complete externship then you did not graduate. This means you are not eligible to sit for any MA cert (RMA/CMA) because you are not a graduate of an accredited program. It would be entirely up to the school to let you "finish". But quite honestly it sounds like they took your money and ran with it like so many "for-profit" schools do. This might just be a closed book, especially since they're not returning your calls.

    Focus on finding the school that's right for you and following through with the coursework you need to move forward with your career. Good luck!
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    If your applying to community college a lot of the time that fee is waived for students with financial need.

    You should schedule an appointment with an advisor and the financial aid office. They will help you make the right decisions regarding how to pay for school and which classes you will need for the path you choose.

    As far as your MA schooling, if you didn't complete externship then you did not graduate. This means you are not eligible to sit for any MA cert (RMA/CMA) because you are not a graduate of an accredited program. It would be entirely up to the school to let you "finish". But quite honestly it sounds like they took your money and ran with it like so many "for-profit" schools do. This might just be a closed book, especially since they're not returning your calls.

    Focus on finding the school that's right for you and following through with the coursework you need to move forward with your career. Good luck!
    Thanks! I will call the community colleges and do that then. I really appreciate it. And I figured that about Everest. That's why I never want to try an institute ever again.
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    Quote from CecixLI
    But quite honestly it sounds like they took your money and ran with it like so many "for-profit" schools do. This might just be a closed book, especially since they're not returning your calls.
    I get really tired of the demonization of for-profit schools. Sure, there are unethical diploma mills out there, but there are also really good schools who are working on a different model than we've been used to. I got my CNA training at a for-profit school, because I could do it in three or six weeks instead of an entire semester! The program was approved by the BON and in fact had and still has the highest first-time pass rate on the certification exam of any school in the state. My husband also got a perfectly respectable MBA from University of Phoenix.

    SHE is the one who did not complete her externship. And when the school didn't call her back a few times, she should have taken the initiative and gone down to the office and not budged until she got what she needed. Schools are big institutions and don't have the time to track down every person who drops out of their programs. Yes, it's rude that she was promised call backs and didn't get them, but life happens. If you want something, you work until you get it. I know she said she doesn't live there anymore, but if I remember correctly, this has been quite a few months in the making. Sometimes people ignore you on purpose. It's a strategy my husband calls "weeding out the unserious." Because those who are serious will force you to pay attention to them.
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    Quote from duskyjewel
    I get really tired of the demonization of for-profit schools. Sure, there are unethical diploma mills out there, but there are also really good schools who are working on a different model than we've been used to. I got my CNA training at a for-profit school, because I could do it in three or six weeks instead of an entire semester! The program was approved by the BON and in fact had and still has the highest first-time pass rate on the certification exam of any school in the state. My husband also got a perfectly respectable MBA from University of Phoenix.

    SHE is the one who did not complete her externship. And when the school didn't call her back a few times, she should have taken the initiative and gone down to the office and not budged until she got what she needed. Schools are big institutions and don't have the time to track down every person who drops out of their programs. Yes, it's rude that she was promised call backs and didn't get them, but life happens. If you want something, you work until you get it. I know she said she doesn't live there anymore, but if I remember correctly, this has been quite a few months in the making. Sometimes people ignore you on purpose. It's a strategy my husband calls "weeding out the unserious." Because those who are serious will force you to pay attention to them.
    Dusky jewel, I agree with you 100%. I admit I as well as many put these schools under one umbrella and really shouldn't. There are some good and some bad about these schools. Some are fly by night, wish you hopes and dreams just for an admission, and some like U Phoenix are well respected. I myself have a certification from a for profit school as well as teach adjunct for them years later I have had many benefits from the schooling I did and launched my career from it. You make a great point. The OP did not follow through with her responsibilities as a serious student, whatever the reasons may be, by not completing. It's on her. I tell my students every time there's a new start, this will be what you make of it.

    It's unfortunate that the school is not responding. Many schools want their grads to succeed, it boosts student morale as well as school reputation etc. But I guess when schools don't have to show success rates to stay in check(like currently with MA and billing/coding programs etc) then students can and will fall off the map. I once wasn't in class for a week in my first semester of nursing school, my college was blowing up my phone! but that's a whole other thread right.


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