i actually took some CNA previews, and i did pretty good at it!
would it make any difference on my acceptance at the University?
guys i need your help here!!!
NET TEST IS TOMORROW BTW
pray for me!
I don't know about your state, but in MN you are REQUIRED to have X hours of classroom time as well as clinicals before you can take the test. I think it's mandated federally, so everyone must have said training. TBS, you can obtain it at a LTC facility, but you still have to have the training. I think. :wink2:
In most if not all states you have to attend so many hours of classroom work and clinicals. Much like if you were attending RN or LPN school.
So no, don't think you can skip that part. If your school interviews applicants then it may help you but I doubt that they will accept you just because you are a CNA. You have to meet or exceed the requirements.
I know at least in my state, Indiana, that you can work as a nurse extern after one semester of clinicals even if you were not previously a CNA. Here though, it's pretty much CNA work with a little extra pay. In my facility they can insert foleys and that's about it.
I have been "investigating" taking the CNA exam for the extra "points" to get into NS. In Florida, you can challenge the test without taking the class. I found an "online" class for $39.95 that goes over what is on the test. I also found a "booklet" that goes over the state requirements.
I hope this helps!
I do not know ANYTHING about this school/class. It is something that I found this morning while researching the whole CNA licensing criteria, but I thought I would share it since it seems timely to your post.
FL BON allows you to challenge the test if you are enrolled in a nursing program, once you get accepted and are almost done with fundamentals they will allow you to challege, there are contact numbers on the BON website, call and ask them if they've made any changes, along with the written exam there are also clinical skills that you have to pass proficiency in, bed baths, pt transport and moving them from bed to chair vice versa, vitals and I believe there might be one or two other tasks. Good Luck!
here is the "challenger" info from the booklet, as of 1/1/08:
select this certification route if you
have never been trained as a nursing
assistant in florida or any other state and have no nursing assistant experience,
and believe that you can pass the exam without training.
while a state-approved training program is not required prior to
testing, it is strongly recommended. individuals must be at least 18-years-old,
or have a high school diploma or equivalent to "challenge" the exam without
completion of an approved training program.
category e-1 is for people that have taken na classes or training. category e-2 is for people that are currently in ns.
i have not researched this prior to now, so i do not know if category "e-3" is new, but clearly the florida bon now allows anyone to apply to challenge the test.