CNA training - page 2

Hi! I will be applying to nursing school in October. I want to get a job working in the medical field and I would like to become a CNA to get some experience. Has anybody taken any classes to... Read More

  1. by   soon2bnycmhnp
    [hey , i think that is an excelent plan working as a cna while going to school, that is exactly what i am doing...i got accepted into 2 cuny college for fall and i am majoring nursing also, but i am yet to make up my mind which 1 to accept. i ve heard from medgar evers and hostos, does any one have any advices to give me about thiese school? which is better?
    about applying for the nursing position....never say never you never know what can happen but the difference is if u are certified you will expect to be paid more than with out any exp at all.
    hit me up



    quote=ebstudent;2211437]sorry to jump on the band wagon here but i'm looking to find cna training in westchester, ny or nyc - anyone?

    i found one school on-line:
    manhattan institute
    112 west 31 street
    new york, new york 10001
    2nd floor ,
    212-564-1234

    this place offers a course for "certified nurses aide" (4 wks.-day) and one for "nursing tech" (3 wks. -day) i think the courses are like $800 each- i've been trying to get some feedback on these courses. i didn't know there was free training?

    does anyone think it will help if i take one before beginning nursing school in the fall? also i'd like to work pt as well in the medical field while going to school. i've already applied for a few nursing asst. positions but w/o exp. i doubt i will hear back.

    thanks.[/quote]
  2. by   soon2bnycmhnp
    Thank you for the info but how much do they cost?



    Quote from missi30
    There is ABC training center in the Bronx on Fordham RD. I heard they were great. I should have taken my CNA training there. But didn't.

    Here is the website:
    http://www.abctrainingcenter.net/
  3. by   RNDreamer
    the nurse tech cour se usually for cnas who want to take ekg ands phlebotomy and some course require that you have the cna cert before taking it....or you can just take the ekg and pleb. ...same thing, either way, i think


    Quote from ebstudent
    sorry to jump on the band wagon here but i'm looking to find cna training in westchester, ny or nyc - anyone?

    i found one school on-line:
    manhattan institute
    112 west 31 street
    new york, new york 10001
    2nd floor ,
    212-564-1234

    this place offers a course for "certified nurses aide" (4 wks.-day) and one for "nursing tech" (3 wks. -day) i think the courses are like $800 each- i've been trying to get some feedback on these courses. i didn't know there was free training?

    does anyone think it will help if i take one before beginning nursing school in the fall? also i'd like to work pt as well in the medical field while going to school. i've already applied for a few nursing asst. positions but w/o exp. i doubt i will hear back.

    thanks.
  4. by   mochanurse2be
    Quote from HOH11225
    Thank you for the info but how much do they cost?
    I just started the nurse tech course at ABC on Fordham Road. The program consists of the CNA class, the EKG class & the phlebotomy class for a grand total of 2135... yes i know... very very expensive but they are an excellent program & they have very good job placement after the program is done. I figured that I might as well bite the bullet & do the program so that I can work as a Nurse Tech while I take my nursing classes (I start Sept '07...yay)

    The program is 16 weeks total ( I go on Sat & Sun from 9-4) ... They have a fast track program that lasts about 8 weeks that is full time in the day. Here in NYC, a nurse tech can make $18/hour. (Oh yeah...The CNA course is about 1200 by itself).
  5. by   RNDreamer
    By job placement do you mean that they will help or refer you to hospitals or does it mean that they will send you to agencies? The place I took my cna class, their idea of placement was listing a bunch of agencies that I can find myself by looking in the sunday paper. I'm wondering if it would be easier for me to get a job as a nurse tech than it has been getting a job as a cna...I got my cna cert in nov and was wondering if I should take an EKG and Phleb class but I don't want to spend my money if I still won't be able to find a job



    Quote from mochanurse2be
    I just started the nurse tech course at ABC on Fordham Road. The program consists of the CNA class, the EKG class & the phlebotomy class for a grand total of 2135... yes i know... very very expensive but they are an excellent program & they have very good job placement after the program is done. I figured that I might as well bite the bullet & do the program so that I can work as a Nurse Tech while I take my nursing classes (I start Sept '07...yay)

    The program is 16 weeks total ( I go on Sat & Sun from 9-4) ... They have a fast track program that lasts about 8 weeks that is full time in the day. Here in NYC, a nurse tech can make $18/hour. (Oh yeah...The CNA course is about 1200 by itself).
    Last edit by RNDreamer on May 28, '07
  6. by   mochanurse2be
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  7. by   mochanurse2be
    Quote from NYDreamer
    By job placement do you mean that they will help or refer you to hospitals or does it mean that they will send you to agencies? The place I took my cna class, their idea of placement was listing a bunch of agencies that I can find myself by looking in the sunday paper. I'm wondering if it would be easier for me to get a job as a nurse tech than it has been getting a job as a cna...I got my cna cert in nov and was wondering if I should take an EKG and Phleb class but I don't want to spend my money if I still won't be able to find a job
    Well ... it was my understanding that they (ABC) would call the hospitals/nursing homes on my behalf. They have built relationships with these facilities over the years and it is supposedly better than me just applying on my own. But I'm not there yet.. I will post when I am. It is also my understanding that nurse techs get paid more than CNA's. The work is similar but you get extra for that additional EKG/phleb cert. Hope this was helpful...
  8. by   RNDreamer
    hi there mochanurse2be,
    how is the class going? how much are the phlem/ ekg classes without the cna class...i'm willing to pay a tad more if the school has a good repution for helping students get jobs...

    since i already have my cna license, i had planned to take the nurse tech course (phlem/ ekg) at manhattan institute ($899) before i realized it was cheaper to take it where i took my cna course: ny medical training center ($599) ...i start summer classes on july 2nd and want to enroll in weekend classes....

    anyone else taken any course from the training schools mentioned in this thread and how is it going?...fyi: here is a link to where i took my cna course...i think the only thing stopping me from returning to ny med training center is the (not so nice) bathroom, ..the cna course was either $500 or $600 when i took it last year, i don't remember

    http://www.nymedtraining.com/policy.html



    Quote from mochanurse2be
    i just started the nurse tech course at abc on fordham road. the program consists of the cna class, the eksg class & the phlebotomy class for a grand total of 2135... yes i know... very very expensive but they are an excellent program & they have very good job placement after the program is done. i figured that i might as well bite the bullet & do the program so that i can work as a nurse tech while i take my nursing classes (i start sept '07...yay)

    the program is 16 weeks total ( i go on sat & sun from 9-4) ... they have a fast track program that lasts about 8 weeks that is full time in the day. here in nyc, a nurse tech can make $18/hour. (oh yeah...the cna course is about 1200 by itself).
    Last edit by RNDreamer on Jun 21, '07
  9. by   mochanurse2be
    the classes are going good. i attend them on the weekends. right now i am in the cna component of the nurse tech program. abc is a very good trainng program and i would highly recommend it. it is a bit pricey but its worth it imo. the cna is 8 weekends (sat & sun). the ekg & phleb component is also 8 weekends (sat & sun) i will most likely begin work as a cna before i finish the ekg & phleb portion ($1025 app.) of the program. hope this helps... by the way, there are plenty of schools out there that have a cheaper program though...
  10. by   fasiry
    i just move in new jersey and try to find a free cna training
    can anyone help me
  11. by   Wsmith16
    Quote from fasiry
    i just move in new jersey and try to find a free cna training
    can anyone help me
    Check out the NJ forum, you'll prob get more info from them.
  12. by   Hydakins
    Quote from ebstudent
    sorry to jump on the band wagon here but i'm looking to find cna training in westchester, ny or nyc - anyone?



    does anyone think it will help if i take one before beginning nursing school in the fall? also i'd like to work pt as well in the medical field while going to school. i've already applied for a few nursing asst. positions but w/o exp. i doubt i will hear back.

    thanks.
    it is a great help! my school actually required us to have the skills before we started the nursing program. i stopped working as a medical assistant and now work as a cna. i get some time to study, and some of the nurses even let me do/practice things that i've learned in clinical. (especially the ones that graduated from the same school.)
  13. by   Hydakins
    Quote from fasiry
    i just move in new jersey and try to find a free cna training
    can anyone help me
    call essex county college. 973.877.3100 I think that have one but there may be some requirements.

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