CNA cert. required by Kentucky for Nursing students?? - page 2

I'm a pre-nursing student at UK, applying to enter nursing school in fall 2007. In order to enter nursing school at UK, they require me to be CNA certified. A friend of mine is attending EKU. He is... Read More

  1. by   KentuckyRN2Be
    I hope that UK has a better program than what you were led to believe as I am starting it on Tuesday! Because I want to go further than an RN, I need to get my BSN and since we live in Nicholasville and I work at UK (although dropping my hours and switching jobs), I get the benefit of 2 classes paid for, so I don't really have a choice.

    All that said, I want to make sure that I am the best I can be, so I'm hoping the program does make it so that we can make an impact as nurses. I do know that they have dummied down some of the chemistry classes and things like that, but that is happening in many universities (and high schools for that matter). I can't wait to start classes and get on this road. It's about time I figured out what I want to be when I grow up!

    Good luck to you!
    Sarah
  2. by   aeron
    Sarah, the best way to find out just how good a program is to call around to places that hire nurses. Give them a fake name and tell them you are thinking of entering a nursing program and you'd like to know which school they would go to if they were just starting out in nursing (or continuing beyond their RN). You may be surprised what they have to say! Many will be hesitant to give opinions because they hire from the schools, or because they don't want to say anything that could come back to bite them. If you remove them from their current scenario and put them in a scenario where they can say how they feel, you will get results.

    Hugs,

    Aeron

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