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  1. HI, I have a few questions. First. I am taking CNA classes and will be finished on March 13 and then I can start work. Is it hard to get a job when you first finish?

    Second I was at a local Community college and was finished with pre reqs but my nursing application got there a day late and they would not take it sol they told me I had to wait until 2004 to get in Well this was only for my ADN. and IN the state of Georgia I had my school paid for. Well instead of waiting I thought I would try to go on and get my BSN. I thought I would go to UTC in Chattanooga. Has anyone went there? Was it hard? How much was it total? How would I pay for it? Tuition is hard for me to pay I have two small children and we are buying a house . Does a CNA get paid ok? Thanks
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   ageless
    Perhaps you should check with the school of your choice's guidance office. Start with financial aid then go to the nursing department and make an appointment to discuss their requirements and expectations. Nursing school is hard and there are no short-cuts.

    CNA pay can be researched at monster.com or by contacting your state employment agency..they may be on-line..check google. CNA jobs are relatively easy to secure.

    Best wishes!
  4. by   MishlB
    You ask a lot of questions....
  5. by   chelli73
    I agree w/ MishlB, you do ask alot of questions, but there really is nothing wrong w/that. However, some of your questions are best answered by yourself!!! You must go into nursing with your homework done--no one can do it for you. Start a notebook, make notes, make calls, and don't miss out on any info!!! Also dont be late for any deadlines again!!! Deadlines and nursing school go hand in hand--PLEASE stay on top of it! And as far as CNA pay goes--it isn't too good considering the work you will have to do--at least here in Chicago it isn't, but maybe your town is different. Good luck in your career path, stay focused!!!!
  6. by   mother/babyRN
    Asking a lot of questions isn't a bad thing in my opinion. When I was a senior nursing student we had " little sisters", who were incoming freshman. My little sister asked so many questions that we were all amused and laughing. The very last one sticks with me still...Is school hard?
    Yes....It is hard, but if that is what you want to do, pursue it. The universe will show you a path if it is meant to be. There will always be a mortgage, unexpected expenses, braces, plumbing difficulties, etc...But, if you know thats what you want to do, I say go for it...The world won't stop for you, but you can enhance your journey along the way....The very first thing a good nurse tells her patient is that any question is welcomed and not foolish..So, if you are willing to ask questions, then you are willing to learn AND be available for your future patients..I would rather be asked a million questions than have someone NOT ask and have something happen or not be done because of it. I have learned this over time and 20 plus years of nursing, however...
  7. by   lpnga
    I love to ask questions. I should not have missed this deadline but it wasn't actually the fault of my own. There was two different deadlines and my paper had the wrong one which was two months later so I thought I was doing good until I received my letter saying I was available for the next year. Right now I have a 4.0 so I know school is hard I really just want to see how everyone responds. I am almost finished with my CNA class. It is a lot of fun. I love what I do. A local hospital offered me a job...I am so happy..and they are going to teach me to draw blood and start iv's. After I learn this I will be listed as a Medical Assistant. I know school is hard and I study study study...but I like to ask questions to help and get info from other people and compare and then judge for myself. I think questions are good and there is nothing wrong with it....thanks for the help

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