FULL TIME student while taking CNA course!! Help!

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    My school offered the CNA program last semester. I signed up but the teacher became ill and they cancelled the program. This spring I signed up for 17 hrs( the last of my nursing prerequisite classes) and the inform me that the CNA program is back on. I am so scared. It's a night class Mondays and Wednesdays (6-9 pm) and my prerequisite classes are spread out through the week so I am going for it! I want to be able to work part time during nursing school. I hope this was the right decision. Has anyone else taken the CNA program while taking a full load?
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    I'm doing the same starts Tuesday.
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    I'm also in the same boat....I start Feb 5th
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    Quote from ph94
    I'm doing the same starts Tuesday.
    How is the class going so far?
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    Quote from mschellerae
    I'm also in the same boat....I start Feb 5th
    Good luck :-) I have gotten some feedback from a few people who have taken the course and they say its not too bad.
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    I'm doing the same, full time finishing prereqs while taking the CNA class so I can hopefully work part time during nursing school. Mine is also on M/W nights! I start this Wednesday.

    When do you start?
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    Sounds like we are all on the same path. I start my CNA course February 6th. I wish everyone the best of luck
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    Quote from Teeanne
    I'm doing the same, full time finishing prereqs while taking the CNA class so I can hopefully work part time during nursing school. Mine is also on M/W nights! I start this Wednesday.When do you start?
    I start school tomorrow and the CNA program Monday the 28th.
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    It's good to know I'm not alone, and therefore CAN do it. I'm a mom of two toddlers, a wife to a husband (nuff said!), I work full time M-F, am taking my final pre-req Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and doing a weekend CNA program which I commute to, about an hour each way, on Saturdays and Sundays from 8-3:30. That'll be switching over to 7-2:30 once our clinicals start which means I'll be having to leave my house at about 5:30 to make it on time. I've been at it since Janurary 12th and it ends April 28th. I was exhausted and took a nap yeterday when I got home. I know it'll be worth it when I have to quit my full time job to do the nursing program and can only work part time as a CNA.
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    Quote from stewartfamily2010
    It's good to know I'm not alone, and therefore CAN do it. I'm a mom of two toddlers, a wife to a husband (nuff said!), I work full time M-F, am taking my final pre-req Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and doing a weekend CNA program which I commute to, about an hour each way, on Saturdays and Sundays from 8-3:30. That'll be switching over to 7-2:30 once our clinicals start which means I'll be having to leave my house at about 5:30 to make it on time. I've been at it since Janurary 12th and it ends April 28th. I was exhausted and took a nap yeterday when I got home. I know it'll be worth it when I have to quit my full time job to do the nursing program and can only work part time as a CNA.
    WOW!!! My hat is off to you. I can only imagine having kids ( toddlers at that) working and going to school. That is awesome! I worked as a toddler teacher at a learning center for 5 years. I resigned in November 2012 to pursue school full time. ( I still live at home lol so that was a great help) your post was really an inspiration. My program starts the 28th of this month and ends April 12th keep me posted with how class goes. :-)
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