Edcuation after PCT/CNA

  1. I am going to school to be a pct/cna and i have no furtuher college classes, but i was wondering what careers i can obtain with a pct/cna or a bridge program?
    I was thinking about after i get my certification i'd go for being a child life specialist, school nurse, or a sex education teacher , if anyone knows and steps or tips please let me know!!!

    also if anyone knows any kind of pct/cna job suggestions what i would be able to work with kids please let me know
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  3. by   HouTx
    Congratulations on setting up some ambitious goals for yourself.

    Unfortunately, most pct/cna programs are intended to prepare you for successful certification - they do not result in an actual degree. In order to enter any of the fields you have listed, you will need a degree. So you will need to enroll in a college program and take courses that are required for that type of degree. Teaching requires a bachelor's degree along with some educational preparation courses & student teaching experience - check with your state to get details on the specific requirements because some of them also require you to pass a state board exam. In order to become a nurse, you will have to complete a degree program (Associates, Bachelor's, etc) & also pass a licensure exam.

    So, you can see that it will take a while to achieve your goals, but it will be well worth it in the long run!