Passed my CNA exam today!!!

  1. I took my CNA exam today and I passed it. I was so nervous but I pulled it off. Now on to the job market. Have three offers just can understand why the pay is cheap????
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    Licensed Practical Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience


  3. by   stewartfamily2010
    Congratulations! I take mine on the 18th. The low pay does not have me too excited but I'm doing this as a stepping stone because I'm going into the nursing program. Where I work now I get paid pretty well (as an insurance agent) and am not looking forward to the lower pay, that's for sure.
  4. by   1feistymama
    Congratulations!! I start my CNA program June 8th. We're definitely going into this for the experience, not the pay. =) Like stewartfamily, I'm leaving a much higher paying job to pursue an RN degree and will work as a CNA while in nursing school. The paycut is temporary and may make all the difference in the world when pursuing that newgrad RN position. Those working in facilities already seem to be the most likely to get the newgrad position. Good luck to both of you!!
  5. by   mvm2
    Congrats on passing your test. It's a great feeling to finally be done. Glad to hear you have 3 offers as well. Good Luck with everything
  6. by   Flnolegirl
    Congrats on passing get the experience it will take you a long way.
  7. by   LadyLeo75
    Thank you everyone and yes it will take me a long way. Far as the pay, No not excited but I starting the nursing program in September and I figured it will get me started in the right direction. So on my way I go. Good luck to everyone starting the CNA program it was a breeze.
  8. by   AM326
    grats on you lady!!!!
  9. by   LadyLeo75
    Quote from arianarod326
    grats on you lady!!!!
    Thank you much
  10. by   WideOpenHeart
    That's wonderful! I know those exams aren't easy.

  11. by   Cortney2013
    Congrats! I go on the 17th to take my state exam and I am nervous. I am not worried about the written part of the exam but I don't know about doing the check offs with someone standing over my shoulder. I have to pass both sections to be able to get into the RN program in Fall. Any advice to working through the nerves for the clinical section?
  12. by   mvm2
    Cortney I can't tell you how not to be nervous because it is a nerve wracking thing. But the one word of advise I have for you is just keep going no matter what happens. Don't let things rattle you, and keep your confidence up. I messed up royally on my first skill. Matter of fact she had to stop me and tell me something before I could keep going. Of course right there I thought I failed, but I did all my other skills with confidence, and I did not make another mistake. Sat down and was waiting to take the written totally feeling terrible because I thought I failed. Turns out even with that mistake plus 2 other mistakes on that same skill she still passed me!! Also don't forget your indirect care as well. Very important to talk to your resident. Is it difficult to be talking to a manican. Yes but it is important. Lookup on youtube 4yourcna. She does a great job at showing you all the skills, and she does a great job with indirect care as well. I think they helped me a lot in preparing for my testing. Good Luck you can do it
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  14. by   Cortney2013
    MVM2 thank you for your advice. I am going to try not to worry and pray for good results!! I will keep you guys posted as I find out