The place I work for now is going to be cutting back our hours because of slow business-so I thought that this could be a good opportunity to get some experience as a nursing assistant(I'm a student hoping to start nursing classes in 2002)-except I'm not really sure how to get started! I looked at job listings for my local hospitals & didn't really find too much, lots of positions for different techs, etc. I did find 1 listing for NA-certification recommended. What does the certification require? What other skills might be a plus? Also, I will only be able to work 1-2 days a week, would someone be willing to hire for such a limited amount to time? Thanks in advance!