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  1. Hi everyone. I'm a 30 y/o mom of 1 from Baltimore, in my pre-clinicals Rn program. Last semester, I got my CNA license so that I can begin working in a hospital. Well, that's not working out the way I had hoped! Nobody seems to want to hire a CNA w/out experience. I have no clue WHY I had a clinical if that doesn't count as "experience, " but I'm not giving up! Just wanted to introduce myself. I already have my bachelor's, but needless to say, I'm re-taking many pre-req's, since I was hardly a serious student 10 years ago! This semester I'm taking Basic Math Concepts, and Human Growth 7 Development. I'm also going to try to "CLEP" out of Biology, so I can advance right onto A&P in t he summer. Has anyone ever taken a "CLEP" exam??
    Looking forward to getting to know you all!
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  3. by   confusedasnormal :)
    Hello and welcome!

    Can't help you on the CLEP, but keep checking back alot of VERY helpful and friendly folks around here!
  4. by   cnelle101
    Quote from CNAKLWalsh
    Hi everyone. I'm a 30 y/o mom of 1 from Baltimore, in my pre-clinicals Rn program. Last semester, I got my CNA license so that I can begin working in a hospital. Well, that's not working out the way I had hoped! Nobody seems to want to hire a CNA w/out experience. I have no clue WHY I had a clinical if that doesn't count as "experience, " but I'm not giving up! Just wanted to introduce myself. I already have my bachelor's, but needless to say, I'm re-taking many pre-req's, since I was hardly a serious student 10 years ago! This semester I'm taking Basic Math Concepts, and Human Growth 7 Development. I'm also going to try to "CLEP" out of Biology, so I can advance right onto A&P in t he summer. Has anyone ever taken a "CLEP" exam??
    Looking forward to getting to know you all!
    Hey, i'm from b-more too. I'm in my second semester of pre reqs. I'm taking english102, psyc103, socio101, math 083 this semester. I really wanted to do bio110 this semster but every single class was filled by time i tried to register (and the director wasn't going to sign f/ a course overload) . I'll guess I'll have to take it in the summer. My friend is also a CNA she had trouble finding a job too, but she finally got one this week as a matter of fact. So don't give up. But anyway enough about me, welcome to allnurses . Hope u will come to love this site as I have.
  5. by   Abersmom
    Quote from cnelle101
    Hey, i'm from b-more too. I'm in my second semester of pre reqs. I'm taking english102, psyc103, socio101, math 083 this semester. I really wanted to do bio110 this semster but every single class was filled by time i tried to register (and the director wasn't going to sign f/ a course overload) . I'll guess I'll have to take it in the summer. My friend is also a CNA she had trouble finding a job too, but she finally got one this week as a matter of fact. So don't give up. But anyway enough about me, welcome to allnurses . Hope u will come to love this site as I have.
    Cool! What program are you in? Wherre did your friend get a job? My problem is I don't want to do geriatrics...Do you have to take Math083 before you can take your math pre-req? Couldn't you CLEp that?
  6. by   cnelle101
    Quote from CNAKLWalsh
    Cool! What program are you in? Wherre did your friend get a job? My problem is I don't want to do geriatrics...Do you have to take Math083 before you can take your math pre-req? Couldn't you CLEp that?
    I'm at CCBC but I only wish that I was in the actual nursing program already (just doing my pre reqs). yeah I have to take 083 before I can get into Math 111. Not sure if I could CLEP. Don't know if I would try since I am a visual when it comes to math. My friend didn't want to work in geratrics either but she ended up getting a job at Morningside .... assisted living I think. Hope your luck turns out better. Have you tried a placement agency?

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