Cna

  1. I know that you can you military experience to become an LVN. I was wondering if you can use your military experience to become a CNA. Is it also possilbe to take the exam for CNA?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Semperdave
    It might depend on your military experience, but I would be inclined to say no. Each state Bon has requirements for taking a class that has so many hours in clinicals and so many hours in classroom before you can test and apply for your cert. Besides, the class is worth it. You learn alot even if you think you know most of it already, and they are usualy not that long or expensive.

    Best of luck,

    David
  4. by   Medic04
    Quote from Semperdave
    It might depend on your military experience, but I would be inclined to say no. Each state Bon has requirements for taking a class that has so many hours in clinicals and so many hours in classroom before you can test and apply for your cert. Besides, the class is worth it. You learn alot even if you think you know most of it already, and they are usualy not that long or expensive.

    Best of luck,

    David
    I looked around here and if you are NOT employed by a LTCF it is 900.00 to take the class. OUCH!
  5. by   Semperdave
    My class was $600, so I understand the ouch!! factor, but if it is the means to get the required training for the job you want, it really isn't that much. Check out your local community college, as they might have courses. Here (So. Az) it cost $47 per credit, and it is a 5 credit course, I think. I am sure prices will vary, but you could TRY to get sponsored by a LTCF in your area and work there afterward. And if you are a veteran who was recently discharged you can go the vet rep at the unemployment center and see of there is any funding available.

    Best of luck

    David

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