A friend has contacted me to ask if I could care for his elderly father a few days per week at his home. His father needs assistance with walking/transferring, preparing meals, elimination (bedpan), dressing, and grocery shopping. Basically, my friend wants me to do CNA work and he will pay me. Is it legal for me to accept this job in the state of California if I have no license? What are the possible repercussions of accepting this job? (I don't want something disastrous to happen which will prevent me from being able to attain an RN license before I even get it.)
I have a valid AHA Healthcare Provider card and am currently enrolled in an ASN-RN nursing program in Southern California. I passed a class in first aid, completed the nursing fundamentals and psychiatric nursing courses, and am currently taking med-surg 1. My friend wants to hire me after I am done with my med-surg course.