My name is Dondie. I have been reading the forum for a few days now and decided to jump in.
A little about me, I'm 24, married for 3 years, and I have 2 little girls who are 5 and 1. I live in Tulsa and I've been a stay at home mom since my oldest was born. I took a medical transcription course and graduated last year but never started working. I have decided I want to try a more hands-on job in the medical field so I've decided to take a CNA course. Which brings me to my questions...
First, I'm considering taking the course at OSU. I read here that there is a class in Tulsa. Has anyone taken it and do you think they trained you well enough to do your job? Also, are there any classes that are better?
Second, since I have a 1 year old, daycare is something I will have
to have. I've heard that St. Francis has on site child care and was wondering if this is true and if there is a cost. Are there any other places that offer child care? I don't have any preference for nursing homes or hospitals so whatever is available is fine with me.
Third, what is the average starting pay for a new CNA. I'm just trying to get an idea of what I should expect.
Thanks in advance for any help with my questions.
I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!