How to get started as a CNA

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    I just have a question about how to get started as a CNA. I live in CA (fresno/clovis) just for reference.

    Well, I'm currently in school right now to get into the nursing program but I would like to get some sort of experience while attending school at the same time. So i though it would be nice to be a CNA and work to get experience yet at the same time to pay off my college loans.

    I came across this list online that listed all the places (health care centers, living homes, adult schools) to be certified as a CNA. However I'm just confused about how it all really works.

    Do they have a special program just for the future CNAs? If I contact them, what would I say and how would I ask them about it to get started asap?

    More importantly, if you're a CNA, do you enjoy your job?

    Please help me out! Thanks
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    CNA training is usually a shortish class followed by clinicals and then a test. Call the place you'd most like to be trained and simply tell them that you are interested in becoming a CNA and would like to know more about their program. They will give you the proper information.

    And, yes, I do enjoy my job. There are days that are exhausting and frustrating, there are times that it seems like you'll NEVER get everything done, and there are days that are incredibly emotionally taxing...but, nonetheless, it is a very rewarding job. Especially since you want to be a nurse - as a CNA, you will gain very valuable experience in dealing with patients and also working closely with nurses.
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    HI,
    I AM GOING TO TAKE CNA PROGRAM.I LIVE IN HIGHLAND,NY.THINKING TO GET CNA PROGRAM IN ULSTER BOCES.ONE QUESTION IS COMING UP IN MY MIND I.E AFTER FINISHING THE COURSE HOW AND WHEN CAN I GIVE STATE EXAM?CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME....PLEASE

    Unimesh~


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