Question about nursing...

  1. I am about to embark into the nursing field and I had a couple of questions. I hope some of you can help. Currently, I am in NYC and about to move to Houston Tx... Before I go, I wanted to know if its worth it to take a CNA class and take it there w/ me. I ask that b/c Im hearing CNA's are seldom used. Im considering that path to get my foot in the door then go to school to be a RN. So again, to make a long story short, I'm in hopes for someone to give me some advice on if its a good move to become a CNA... Is it worth it? Thanks in advance to all that read and reply to this thread and Happy New Year to all...

    Kwam
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  3. by   rogramjet
    I don't know about TX, but here in WA we use CNAs all the time. Lots of nursing students that I have known did this through nursing school.
  4. by   EricJRN
    Here in Houston we still use lots of CNA's in every hospital that I know of. I see that you're an EMT. Another option for you would be to work as a tech using your EMT cert, but you would likely be restricted to working ER or maybe ICU and the process of transferring EMT certification from NY to TX might take a long time. You could find out more from the Texas Dept of State Health Services. (www.dshs.state.tx.us and click on EMS/Trauma Systems)
    Last edit by EricJRN on Jan 3, '06
  5. by   Thunderwolf
    each state is different in their requirements as are each school. you may wish to make some contacts with some of the schools in texas before you start any classes to find out first. here is a link that may get you started:
    cna school search

    please check out our texas nursing forum also which can be accessed via the forum link below.


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