Summer 2012 at West Ga - page 2

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Hello everyone!! Is anybody applying for the summer 2012 at West GA University? :)... Read More


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    If you find a cna class that is 4 weeks, it is very possible. I'm a cna and that's what I did.
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    I was able to find two schools in my local area that have 3-4 week programs. Were you able to register for the nursing courses before turning in your certificate? That's the one thing I'm worried about. I would want to register for classes as soon as I'm accepted. If I'm still going to CNA school during the registration period, I don't know if that prevents a student from enrolling.
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    I've been a cna for about 9 months now. I decided to become one when I became a nursing major. I believe that you must have the CNA license before you can actually start the program. So i assume that if you don't have the cna license at that time, you're classes will just be dropped.

    I was told that we should find out the decision in late march to early april. The program doesn't start until June, I believe? So, that is plenty of time to get into a cna program and finish. I also remember the nursing school's website mentioning that it may have cna classes set up. I'm sure you can call them and see if they have any suggestions.
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    I just read over the CNA FAQ and I think you have to have the CNA license before you can even register for nursing classes. Registration for Summer starts late March so I'll have a better chance of choosing the professors I want if I get my CNA license early. Plus, I wouldn't want to go through CNA school while I'm trying to prepare for the finals. Although spring semester has already started, the workload isn't too heavy until more towards the end of the semester. Either way, it's going to be tough going to CNA school while going to college full-time.
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    Quote from FrysGIRL
    I just read over the CNA FAQ and I think you have to have the CNA license before you can even register for nursing classes. Registration for Summer starts late March so I'll have a better chance of choosing the professors I want if I get my CNA license early. Plus, I wouldn't want to go through CNA school while I'm trying to prepare for the finals. Although spring semester has already started, the workload isn't too heavy until more towards the end of the semester. Either way, it's going to be tough going to CNA school while going to college full-time.
    Well, you can call them and see if they want you to have the cna before registration or before actually going to the summer class. BTW, do you live in the carrollton area? I ask because I just got a job around me(I live in Metro Atl) and its as a hospital tech, so I really wanna keep it. UWG is an 1 1/2 hours away from both my house and the hospital.

    Perhaps, living in that area(carrollton- maybe on campus) would be a better idea. I've never been out there, but it seems like a small, tight knit program. Have you heard anything about the program?
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    Good idea, I'll give them a call shortly just to be extra sure. No, I live in Douglasville which is about 45 minutes away. If I were you, I would live close to the school and the hospital where the school will be doing clinicals. Even though I'm a little closer, I'm considering making the move. Also, if you do get accepted, are you going to be working and doing school at the same time? It might be too much of a distraction. Even though I would like some spending money too, I'm considering living off of loans for the next two years. I don't know much about Carollton, but I have see UWG on Campus PD. It's a show on TV basically about police officers trying to control drunk people - LOL. Seems like a real party town, probably cause there isn't much to do.
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    Quote from FrysGIRL
    Good idea, I'll give them a call shortly just to be extra sure. No, I live in Douglasville which is about 45 minutes away. If I were you, I would live close to the school and the hospital where the school will be doing clinicals. Even though I'm a little closer, I'm considering making the move. Also, if you do get accepted, are you going to be working and doing school at the same time? It might be too much of a distraction. Even though I would like some spending money too, I'm considering living off of loans for the next two years. I don't know much about Carollton, but I have see UWG on Campus PD. It's a show on TV basically about police officers trying to control drunk people - LOL. Seems like a real party town, probably cause there isn't much to do.
    Yea, I plan to work at the same time. I got offered a full time position on days, but when I start the program I might have to go full time nights or maybe part time(even though I don't really wanna do part-time because I just started this job). As for distractions, I think I'll be fine because I'm pretty focused. Most of all, I just got to play it by ear. Do you know where UWG does the clinicals? Because when I spoke to the advisor, she said they use many hospitals/facilities form WellStar to Tanner Medical. Do you know anyone in the nursing program and do they have anything to say about it?
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    I'll ask them about the clinical hospitals when I call them and let you know. Hopefully it's close to where we currently live. I don't know anybody at this school's nursing program Would be nice though.
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    Sorry to hijack the thread, but karamarie91 I have a question for you. I am fresh out of a cna course and looking for work. I'm looking for mostly hospital based work and I was wondering how did you come into your current position? Also was experience a very big factor for you?
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    @motivatedmommy, when I first came out of cna school I too was looking for hospital work but I realized that they really want experience. When I got this PCT job, I only had 9 months of experience in a nursing home but I also had volunteer experience at 2 hospitals. I just tried to tie in all those experiences together to show them I am qualified for the job. It also helps if you are going to nursing school because hospitals like nursing students because they see them as an investment. I emphasized how much I wanted to become a RN at their hospital. So I would say yes, experience is a big factor but also alot of applications and netoworking!

    You could try nursing homes, home health agencies, and agencies that do hospital sitter services. Being a sitter at a hospital was great because I was still in the hospital even though I only had 1 patient and had to literally sit and monitor them for 12 hours. Still, it had so much to talk about from it. So find whatever way to get experience. Nursing homes and hospitals are alike in many ways! And a nursing manager told me she likes cna's from the nursing home because many hospital patients these days(especially on med-surg floors) are older adults.

    Good luck!


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