CNA program vs pre-req's?

  1. How would you compare the CNA class to other pre-requisite classes? Easy, hard, in between?
    I am taking it over the summer and was wondering how much work outside of class I can expect. Thanks!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   moonbunnie
    i dont know about all cna classes, but the one i took last year was REALLY easy. i didnt spend any time at all outside of class, and i got an A and passed the state boards.
  4. by   Achoo!
    Quote from moonbunnie
    i dont know about all cna classes, but the one i took last year was REALLY easy. i didnt spend any time at all outside of class, and i got an A and passed the state boards.

    awesome thanks! I'm hoping for an easy summer load
  5. by   Mom2kids
    Took a CNA program which lasted 1 semster (16 wks) and got an A. I thought it was easy. As long as you have a working knowledge of 'basic care' (vitals, bathing, positioning, etc)...you'll do fine.

    Best of luck to you!
  6. by   kahumai
    I agree. My CNA class was probably the easiet A I ever got. I spent no time outside doing readings or studying.

    I will say this though: I did notice some people getting C's and D's in my class, although it seemed that those were the people who wanted to work as CNA's and not move on to LPN or RN. It almost seemed like those people who were eventually persuing a more advanced career in the medical field seemed to grasp concepts better (maybe because we all knew it would get harder!!! :chuckle )

    In general, CNA classes tend to be pretty easy once you get ahold of your own fears, like bathing a patient for the first time, taking vitals, etc. Once that is covered, I'm sure you'll do fine.

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