Will working as a CNA be a good job while in Nursing school? - page 2

I am a pre-nursing student. I am going to get my CNA license over the summer. I figured since I could use a job while in school that I would get a job as a CNA since it's related to my major. I don't... Read More

  1. Visit  Jaiye profile page
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    I am a CNA in Georgia and the patient to tech here is kind of crazy (nursing home and hospital). I trained a really well known hospital here and on my second day of training, they took me away from training and put me on the floor and at the end of the night I couldn't even feel my feet.

    But I'm wondering how it is in Florida. I plan on attending nursing school there, but haven't been accepted yet. I'm still working on getting my housing squared away. Being 32, makes it even harder. Luckily I don't have any kids.

    I have always wondered how students are able to maintain financially (even if they are paying minimal bills), how do they do it in a nursing program?
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  3. Visit  CP2013 profile page
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    Quote from Jaiye

    I have always wondered how students are able to maintain financially (even if they are paying minimal bills), how do they do it in a nursing program?
    Honestly. Family helps out, living with them or having them help with meals, etc.
    There are programs for students who are seeking a degree (workforce) that pay tuition and books. Federal aid helps if you don't already have a Bachelors degree.
    Then there are loans. Particularly if you don't qualify for federal aid.
    There are specific nursing scholarships at schools that you can apply for, and also student nursing associations have scholarships as well.

    Some people save for years knowing they won't be able to work in school and live off savings, eating PB&J along the way.

    You do what you gotta do!
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  4. Visit  Jaiye profile page
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    I agree!
  5. Visit  Jaiye profile page
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    Wow. Thats alot for nursing homes. Here in Atlanta, you may make up to $10 or sometimes $11/hr (depending on experience and location) and would work 40 hour or 20 hours shifts. But most hospitals were the 7a-7p or 7p-7a type shifts.
  6. Visit  KSpriggs profile page
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    Really late but in case someone is scrolling through this... I am also a CNA in nursing school. I was hired at $11.80/hr + differentials at a palm beach county hospital. I chose to go per diem instead of full/part time because it paid an extra dollar an hour.
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  7. Visit  LyricallyDivine profile page
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    I am in Central Florida looking into Nursing School either here or in SoFl. I am looking into doing the CNA course and doing that while finishing my pre-reqs and possibly continuing it as a NS. Thanks for posting this .... let's me know I'm not alone in my thinking. :-)


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