This sounds crazy, but I have time to spare! I just passed my state CNA exam and I'm taking a CPR course in August so that I can start applying to some part-time CNA jobs to gain some practical experience.
I'll be applying to a nursing program
for next fall, and I've spent the last year engrossed in a heavy course load of pre-reqs. I'm addicted to the education and I'm bummed out that, after finishing all my A&P, micro, etc, I now just have a couple of general courses left. I would love to sign up for an advanced math course or a third level A&P course, but I can't justify the cost of doing that when it's not required.
My question is, beyond the CPR certification, are there any other certification programs that will scratch the itch I have for more practical education while I wait out the nursing application process? Anything that would make me more marketable in the future?
Side note - I do plan to occupy some of this time working as a CNA, however, positions are few and far between in my area and I'm not counting on finding something quickly.