Need help launching new nursing career

  1. Hello everyone! I want to become a CNA to work at a children's hospital. Who can tell where I should begin? What classes do I need to take and where do I find these?
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  3. by   Irene joy
    Check out your local community colleges. 2 out of 3 of mine in my area have the program. Mine is a 12 week program about the same length as a regular class. Be careful though and apply early as they fill up quickly. Talk to the councelors at the school also, many schools give priority to classes based on the amount of classes you've already taken at that school. If thats the case start taking your pre-reqs for if you wan't to pursue nursing in the future. Good Luck!
  4. by   Daytonite
    you need to check out the cna-nursing assistant forum on allnurses. here's a link to the site:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f265/ - the cna - nursing assistant discussions forum
    at the top are a couple of threads that have stickys on them. one of the threads has a link to all the state cna registries in the u.s. find your state and click on it. if it doesn't give you information on how to become a cna there will be a telephone number or at the very least an address where you can write for information. each state registry has official lists of which schools in their state teach cna courses and where they are located. some states will have all this information listed on their website; some won't. you just have to check it out for your state.
  5. by   greys0118
    Hi. I am currently a pre-nursing student. I think u should start by calling any local schools or colleges and ask them. The classes I took almost 10 yrs.ago were only 6 weeks long.

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