Thank you in advance if you are offering advice.
I think I want to pursue the accelerated Second BS RN program, but I want to be sure, so I want to explore and test myself first. I feel like one of my biggest challenges will be needles and blood, so in a way I think I should first take a Phlebotomy class and maybe Medical Terminology
as well as make a 4 month commitment to volunteer in a local hospital. This is one idea.
My other idea is to become a CNA and volunteer in a hospital and try to become employed as a CNA, then maybe take Phlebotomy and Medical Terminology.
Incidentally, I want to take Medical Terminology so when I take Anatomy I will better understand how the systems interact rather than have to focus on learning all the new words.
In a nutshell, does anyone have any advice as to which of my ideas above is better? Should I try to do them all at once? Does anyone know if the CNA courses teach phlebotomy? I assumed no, but I will call and find out.
Thank you for this amazing website. The people who volunteer and contribute to this site are special and appreciated.