I am getting ready to start nursing school and was wondering if anyone new about working as an aide while in school. Do I still need to take a cna course and become certified or can I get a nurse's aide job at a hospital or LTC after completing med/surg?? will I still need to take the certification test? Just curious because I would like to be able to get my foot in the door somewhere before graduating. thank you!
Jun 9, '09
The people at your nursing school can tell you about becoming a CNA based on your nursing school classes. Lots of people work as CNAs while they are in school. Some schools even require the CNA certificate to apply.
Jun 9, '09
yeah the school I am attending doesn't require it, which is why I was curious as to whether or not I would be able to get a job as a nurses aide or be able to take the CNA test after finishing med/surg.
Jul 6, '09
You'll probably have to do the certification test. maybe you could find a facitlity that pays to certify you. It saves money and while you're in class you're getting used to the job.