RN student to CNA
- 0Apr 2, '13 by goodbadgirl4everI am in my second semester of an RN program and I really want to get a job working as a CNA to get some experience but I am not sure if I could just take a test or if I have to do a full CNA program. Any help would be great. Thanks
- 0Apr 2, '13 by man-nurse2bAfter first semester you should be qualified to fill "nurse tech" positions which is essentially a CNA or PCT at a hospital. You don't have to be certified since you are an RN student. In some states you can take the CNA test if you wish, but it may not be necessary, you have to search job boards for nurse tech or nursing student and seem what comes up in your state regarding the qualifications.
- 0Apr 3, '13 by mintygirlNope, nope and nope. It depends on the state where you live at, most require a certain amount of hands on hours in clinics and graduate of a training program in order for you to take the CNA test. Some programs offer this through their bridge programs of LVN-RN. Generally the amount was 75 hrs back when I was a student way back when, it might be 135 hours, etc. Look it up on the nurse state board. As for wanting to be a CNA as an RN student, its a good thing - it will just make you double happy that you'll be an RN soon.
- 0Apr 11, '13 by man-nurse2bIn florida all that is required to challange the CNA exam is a minimum of GED or high school diploma. Here you dont even need clinical hours per say, you can practice on your own watching youtube videos or whatever and just go take the test, not the greatest choice but it can be done.