wow, thats alot of money. Almost every nursing home you go to will train you for free, and some times pay you while you take there class so when you are certified you can work for them. call around and i bet you can find one. I would not pay that much. being a cna has its advantages and dissadvantages.
advantage: you get use to being with clients, talking to them. the first 4-6 weeks of lab is centered on cna work so you will feel confadent when your in your first few weeks of lab. and I think the most importent lesson you learn is that when you become a nurse you will know how to treat your cna and pca's. That was my biggest this is I said when im a nurse I will not walk around, pass a call light in search for a cna and say hay so and so room 105 has the call light on. grrr. or when they would do a tube feeding and leave the formula that exploded all over the bed because they forgot to pinch the tube, then they would say so and so needs to have there bed changed. any way now as almost a nurse with a little experience under my belt I see that sometimes you dont have the time to change the bed, ect.. but it has made me more considerate, if i have the time, you bet ill stop and help transfer, feed, take a person to the toilet, ect... and you will never catch me walking and searching for an hour for a cna to tell them the call light is on
disadvantage: you wind up saying things in class like thats not how we do it at ware i work, and teachers really hate that. another issue at least for me was letting go of the cna role. ide be making beds, and helping old ladies cut up their meat when I had meds to pass. Ive gotten over that now, but I still have some compulsions to do those things, if i have time to do extra, then I do. please pay no attention to my spelling
, its bad I know. any way good luck