In a little less than 2 weeks I will be a PCA(PCT) at local hospital. In January I will start my pre-requists to become a LPN which will take about a year.
Employement is a major concern to me because I`m head of the household. I`ve learned that a PCA in a hospital can do things a CNA can`t do. If I got my CNA certification in my state would that prevent me from doing my PCA job legally? Basically, PCA can give enemias were CNA can`t.
However, my options for CNA trainning would be working as a PCA full time onm 3rds. Between Jan-May English Comp(College Level), & Intro to Algebra. Summer would be 8 week course of A&P 1. Fall would be A&P2, Life Elective, & something else to round out 2 more credits for the semister. Have to round out the credits for Fincacial Add purposes.
I thought about getting CNA certification incase I ever lost the job at the hospital. Always hope for the best, but plan for the worse.