Quote from tayyy
Hi, I'm new to the site and have a few questions about being a CNA in North Carolina!
I take my state exam July 6th and am feeling pretty nervous. Any tips?
Also, I start college in Fall 2012 and was planning on applying to nursing school in Fall 2013 but due to placement testing I need to take some extra math classes so applying to nursing school might have to be held off until Fall 2014. I start school in August and do not plan on working so I can focus on school. Is there any point in working for a month until school starts? Could I even get a job as a CNA for only a short amount of time? Does that look bad? I will hopefully work all next summer (2013) though. But by the time I apply for nursing school in 2014, I think my CNA will be expired and I'm worried about how to renew it if I won't be working that much.
Sorry for so many questions. Any help, tips, or advice is greatly appreciated! (:
There is no point in working for a month, unless you plan to work part-time, on-call, weekends only. No LTC will hire you for that and if you left, there's a high chance you can screw yourself. If you are worried about losing your certification, you should be able to walk up to an LTC and ask if you can work one day's pay to keep your CNA current. If the facility is nice enough, they will understand that losing your cert simply because of school is tedious and painful.
You could also mention that after the initial year, you would want to work there later as an incentive and explain your going in for nursing school, yada yada. I worked in one facility where we had a lot of 1-day CNA's, I never saw them so I'm assuming they did the night shift.