Will adding CNA to my schedule be a bad idea??

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    So I registered for classes!

    Will be taking

    Anatomy & Physiology 1
    Foundations of Chemistry
    Developmental Psychology

    The classes will be on Mon, Wed & Fri

    Is it a bad Idea to add CNA training to Saturday? The course is 9 Saturdays long.
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    I don't think it will be a problem. How many hours do you have to be there Saturday? And will you be working? Because with that class load you need at least 1 hour to study a day.
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    Quote from zoe92
    I don't think it will be a problem. How many hours do you have to be there Saturday? And will you be working? Because with that class load you need at least 1 hour to study a day.
    My schedule will be

    School from 10:30 am - 6:45 Mondays
    8 hr work shift Tuesday
    School from 11:45 - 6:45 pm Wednesdays
    8 hr work shift Thursday
    School from 1:00pm - 3:15 Friday

    If I take the CNA on Saturdays the class will be 9-4pm

    And Sunday I work an 8 hr shift as well. Once the 9 weeks of CNA are over I plan to keep Saturday as my day off.
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    That actually sounds like a lot... just because you won't have one day where you are not doing anything & you are working 24 hours a week. I personally would not do it with all that on my plate, but really it's up to you!
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    I wouldn't take the CNA class on Saturdays with how hectic your schedule is right now. At some point, you need to actually study in order to pass your classes, and having that Saturday will really be beneficial to have to be able to catch up on all your assignments, homework, and studying.
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    Quote from x_factor
    I wouldn't take the CNA class on Saturdays with how hectic your schedule is right now. At some point, you need to actually study in order to pass your classes, and having that Saturday will really be beneficial to have to be able to catch up on all your assignments, homework, and studying.
    You don't think the class will be somewhat of a HHA review? They do have some similarities.
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    CNA is basically learning how to take vital signs, recording intake and output, and performing overall patient care, and is the basic fundamentals, along with some clinical rotations as a CNA, almost always done in a nursing home or LTC facility.

    You're taking two huge sciences, A&P and Chemistry, which is fine as many people do it. But you're also gone, either at work or school, almost every day of the week. Those two sciences are going to require a LOT of studying. Lots and lots of studying. A&P is pure memorization, so you are going to need a lot of time to be able to study the material in order to pass the class. Chemistry is also a heavy science class that will take studying in order to pass. That Saturday would be beneficial in being used as a study day for your classes. But if you are set on getting your CNA while tackling everything else, that is your decision. Just don't let your grades suffer as a result.
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    Does not look like you will have any time to...as one poster said..."have time to study to pass your classes!" Especially crucial is A&P1 it is very important for entry into most if not all Nursing programs...Unless you can somehow manage to get the CNA( A great idea!) and switch from your current job...you need at least 1 or 2 days if you are lucky to regroup/study etc...I do however know a woman in my nursing class that has 3 kids works close to 30 hours a week as a CNA and is getting an A?! It can be done...ask: Where is your resolve...


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