prospective CNA...nursing internships?

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    Hi there,
    I am currently a first year bsn student so more or less I have 1 year and 1/3 before I take actual nursing courses. In the meantime I would like to take classes to become a CNA this summer...is this a good idea? I don't know if I would be able to work during the school year but I'd like to work next summer (do the hospitals even hire for short term like that ?) Is there any other thing I should/could do to get exposed to the nursing scene. I am familiar with it (only through observation) but I'd like to start with something more. Suggestions much appreciated
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    I'm off to register tomorrow for the cna class at the continuing ed dept of the college I'll start clinicals for my adn in Fall 2008. (I've got a&p I & II and Micro, and Statistics to complete before fall 2008) I am looking forward to being able to work a couple of shifts a week get some experience and still make a little bit of money, since I can't substitute teach and attend college too.
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    Hi there! Check with your local hospitals or nursing homes to see if they would be willing to take you on PRN or seasonally.

    I'm doing the same as you. I'm working toward my BSN right now and am just finishing up my CNA clinicals. So far it has been a great expierence and I highly suggest it. Be warned that it is hard work but it is equally rewarding.
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    Hi there! Check with your local hospitals or nursing homes to see if they would be willing to take you on PRN or seasonally.

    I'm doing the same as you. I'm working toward my BSN right now and am just finishing up my CNA clinicals. So far it has been a great expierence and I highly suggest it. Be warned that it is hard work but it is equally rewarding.
    Hi! thanks for the advice. Wow...you're taking bsn classes and cna at the same time right now? thats awesome...best of luck with everything
    I've seen the abbrev PRN before...what does it stand for?
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    prn: as needed
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    Actually, I took it easy this semester and all I took was the CNA course. I was starting to get burned out and needed and easy course to take. The other benefit of taking the CNA course is that I am now more employable than I was before so hopefully I can go back to work and earn some money! I'll be back at my classes next semester but I don't go full time. I go 3/4 (9 credit hours) time so I can keep my sanity.

    PRN= as needed. The added benefit to being PRN is that they pay you higher. I prefer PRN right now because I don't need the benefits but could use the extra money.


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