I have been accepted to CSN's ADN program (yay!) and I start in the Spring of 2013...I have heard that you are eligible to obtain a CNA license after successfully completing your 1st semester of an ADN program but I don't know much about it and I have a few questions:
-How does this work? Do you challenge the exam or do they just allow you to obtain the license after you pay the fees and complete other required items?
-Would it be beneficial to obtain a (part-time) job as a CNA during nursing school in order to get my foot in the door/make connections to hopefully make the job hunt easier after I pass my NCLEX-RN? Or are there other jobs available to student nurses in NV (aides/techs....)?
Thanks in advance for any advice. Had I thought about this prior to being accepted into the program, I probably would have just taken a CNA course but since I am already accepted into the ADN program, I think that taking a CNA course would be a bit redundant and that would probably be WAY too heavy of a course load...