Hello everyone! I have a question... I am scheduled to take the CNA course this summer and the exam after the course is completed. I am taking it through my school which will cost me $576.00 plus the exam which is $175.00 and the books which total around 100.00. I also will be paying a babysitter to watch my 3 kids a total of $500.00 when all is said and done. (25.00 a day X 4 days a week for 5 weeks).
So this class alone is costing us well over 1,000.00. The only reason I have to take the class is because my school requires for the application process to the ADN program.
So my question is... has anyone ever tested out of this course, or attempted to do so? I have a friend in my Physiology class who is telling me that she thinks I should try so I don't have to spend all that money on a course I really don't need.
I don't mind taking the class, I'm just having a hard time justifying the cost when there is a chance I don't need to actually take it.
I'm also afraid that 1) I could fail, or 2) down the road... I could do something wrong in school or my job and it could come back and haunt me because I never "offically" took the course...
Any advice or suggestions would be really helpful...
Thank you in advance!
In California THERE IS NO WAY TO TEST OUT OF CNA CLASS.....you have to attend it, complete it, and then take the exam.......
I just reread your post and why do you feel you don't need the CNA class? You will gain valuable experience and knowledge in the class that will almost prepare you for nursing school....A friend of mine was so thankful that she took the CNA class because it DID HELP her, she had to do bedside care as part of her schooling.....and yes that did include wiping butts...
Last edit by NurseCubanitaRN2b on Apr 17, '07
: Reason: reread my post
Apr 19, '07
i am at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson. I live out in the sticks ;-)
Btw, you can go to the promissor web site and take the nursing assistant practise test (60 questions). alot of these questions are the same or similar to the ones that you'd get on the state test (if normandale uses promissor...but even if they dont, it gives you an idea of what you need to know)
Good Luck to you!
Last edit by WannaBeNrse on Apr 19, '07