How To Become A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - page 2
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Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are healthcare workers who work under the supervision and direction of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), or physicians. Keep in mind that CNAs are known by various... Read More
- 0Jun 27, '12 by tigerlogicOregon further splits into CNA1 and CNA2 specialties. The CNA1 class is generally around $1300 and qualifies you to work in a nursing home, basically. If you want to work in a hospital here you *must* get your CNA2-Acute Care, which costs another $800. Apparently there is also a CNA2-Memory Care but Memory Care units generally don't care if you have it or not.
Each hospital here also has different standard about what tasks their CNA2s are generally assigned, even though, legally we all have the same scope of practice.
Overall, it's been totally worth it to me to be able to have the experience working in a hospital before starting nursing school but from a financial point of view, it was an expensive investment for the salary.
- 1Jul 27, '12 by JerseyGirl6That's what ima going to do, after my first semester I'm going to challenge the cna test and hopefully pass both parts, granted I pass my first semester of nursing school. That way I could work as a nurse during nursing school, gain experience, and maybe work as an rn at the site I work as a cna.
I live in nj and checked the state government website and it tells you what steps you need to take in order to become a can after your first semester in nursing school. I think its a great way to be proactive in a nursing career so if anyone out there thinking about doing the same, I would suggest you do your research and I wish u all good luck in your nursing programs and careers as a nurse...