Hi guys! I have a quick question, and any info would be a huge help!
Well, I'm going back to school with the long term goal of being accepted to the osu/okc nursing program. In the meantime, though, I was considering getting my CNA license so that I could get the extra medical experience- hoping that will come in handy in nursing school! What I'm really hoping for is a 1 day a week CNA job, because I will be in school full time and I have 3 small kiddos.
I'm looking at the osu/okc CNA program, and was wondering if I should pay for the training myself or go with the free option with a commitment to work in the soonercare LTC's.
My question is basically this: How many hours or shifts are you required to work to fulfill your commitment? I know we have to commit to work for soonercare for a certain amount of months, but does it need to be full time, part time, or can it be even one day a week?
Thanks so much in advance!!
Sorry I took so long to respond...but I really had fun in the class, good instructor, she was a lot of fun and pretty laidback. I took the part time evening class. She was very helpful and about half of what you learn is sort of common sense stuff, but still learned a lot. I actually haven't worked in an LTC since, I worked in a hospital prn/part time. When you take the class you will go to a LTC nursing home for your clinicals for a couple days. CNA work is just not for everyone and I think especially LTC. I talked to one girl that said she took a cna class and the first day she went to clinicals she decided she couldn't do it, but she also found out she was pregnant around that same time too. You just have to find that out for yourself though, and there are different places you could work that provide a different experience, but the basics will still be the same. I actually just got a job at a nursing home that is brand new so I may work there part time, to satisfy my requirements. If you don't work at a LTC within the 2 years I think you just have to pay it back.
Last edit by pyt86 on Apr 23, '10