MMC CNA course...

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    CNA classes start 1/09 and I am nervous about the workload. I've been employed as a PCA since July 2007, performing basic duties, along with inserting catheters (isn't that a nurses job?), handing pills to a patient, bathing, ambulating, and using a lift, so I do have experience in the field. Regardless, I am nervous that the workload will be too much, along with my PT job.

    Are there any former students of the MMC CNA course on this website? If so, please post your opinion about the MMC course on here... I'd really appreciate it. I just want to know what to expect.

    Also, why does Maine require 200 hour courses, while other states require as low as 80 hours?
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    I did it this past January before I started nursing school. I worked full time during it and was taking A&P II and I passed the Maine state CNA test with a perfect score. It is extremely doable and easy, and the instructor is AMAZING!
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    Oh good! I guess it can't be too bad then. Thanks for your response
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    I was in the group that began last March. Great program! I agree with the previous poster - the instructor is amazing! There is homework (workbook assignments to go along with the textbook chapters) that is time consuming, but not difficult. I worked 36 hrs/wk during the program and did well. I missed one question on my state test.

    One of the best things about the program is that HR works hard to take care of the new MMC CNA's. Everyone in my group who wanted to start working right away had a job waiting for them after graduation, and many of us are still there. Most of us worked as companions while we took the course so that we could spend some time on each of the floors to get an idea of where we would like to work - it really helped when it was time to apply.

    Good Luck!
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    Quote from MaineEMT2RN
    I was in the group that began last March. Great program! I agree with the previous poster - the instructor is amazing! There is homework (workbook assignments to go along with the textbook chapters) that is time consuming, but not difficult. I worked 36 hrs/wk during the program and did well. I missed one question on my state test.

    One of the best things about the program is that HR works hard to take care of the new MMC CNA's. Everyone in my group who wanted to start working right away had a job waiting for them after graduation, and many of us are still there. Most of us worked as companions while we took the course so that we could spend some time on each of the floors to get an idea of where we would like to work - it really helped when it was time to apply.

    Good Luck!
    That is what I am stressed about... how time consuming the reading and workbook is. I took notes on the whole PSS book, and I am taking my time going through the chapters and taking notes. That process seems to be too time consuming, so I am wondering if I should just skim through the chapters and jot down the key ideas; read the details, but not take the time to write them down.

    Which floor of the hospital are you working on?
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    Also, MMC recommends that students do the first 2 weeks assignments before classes start. I only have the first weeks assignments completed. Do you think I will be far behind?

    Do students need the scrubs right away? I haven't bought mine yet...

    Thank you so much...!!
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    Quote from mgsp14
    Also, MMC recommends that students do the first 2 weeks assignments before classes start. I only have the first weeks assignments completed. Do you think I will be far behind?

    Do students need the scrubs right away? I haven't bought mine yet...

    Thank you so much...!!
    You definitely want to get those early homework assignments done. Seriously, you will be so glad that you tackled it ahead of time. The first few weeks have the most homework - it really lightens up a lot after that.

    You won't need scrubs until you start going on the floors. It will be a few weeks, so you've got some time.

    I didn't do a whole lot of note taking. Mostly just highlighted the key point in the book, did the workbook assignments, and the practice tests at the end of the chapters.
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    once you passed the CNA exam how long did it take to get your certification?? thanks atlantagal
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    It was a very short time - a little less than a week. It wasn't any longer than that because I started working on the floor 1 week after graduation.
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    thanks so much!


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