Free CNA Classes - page 2

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Hi, Everyone: Does anyone know of any free CNA classes in Columbia, South Carolina? I can't afford any of the ones available and I really want to be a CNA. Any info would be appreciated.... Read More


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    HELLO- this is pitcrew- i am trying to decide whether to take the cna training online at york tec college or in person at york tech. both programs are $475 plus 50 for textbook. I am 51 and have not been to college for a coon's age. I type horrendously-does anyone have an opinion on which to take? The lab and clinicals are, i guess, at the campus also. I am scared to try new things. How will I know if i can do this work? How does one get used to the bm and other fluids?! I have many animals and deal with this a lot! Also, what type of person can work cna at a hospice? I have an idea about working in one. Thanks!
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    Hello- pitcrew here- i'm still undecided about the online course or the in person course. is it worth my time and money to go through this? i get somewhat excited thinking about a new type of job. i have worked at strange jobs in the past. worked at a library as a tech, as a custodian, and in genealogy/humanities! i had a cleaniing business in the 1980's, a craft business in Amish land, worked in a bakery, ltc dietary, ltc laundry, bought houses to remodel and resell, at a newspaper for a short time, etc!!! Now i have animals.... is it easy to adjust to cleaning up a ltc resident? Does it just become routine? When i started out in ltc laundry i had to get used to the smell and the nearness of the urine-soaked articles. But i did, and i enjoyed pulling the resident's personal clothingout of the hot dryer and hanging them up for them, eventually taking them around to hang up in individual rooms. I don't know, it was odd, but i felt i was doing something nice for the residents. i sure didn't make much money. i liked the solitary aspect of the laundry, and could work at my own pace. is it true about having too many patients on just one aid? I know that all the places are cutting back on personnel, but isn't there a minimum staffing they have to meet? What are the requirements in SC? I live near lancaster and camden, also hartsville and pageland. would it be better to work in a hospital, perhaps in pediatrics, or rehab, even maternity ward? I am used to the geriatric patient. I kind of liked, if that is the term, the dementia/alzheimer's wing. the people were usually like children, but then you'd get the ones who liked to hit , scream, and fight with anyone near them. But i got to know a lot of the residents. everyone had their favorites, at least in the dietary. my parents are both gone, and i feel like i might owe something to the people as i lived too far to take care of my parents every day. my dad had PSP for 10 years and eventually died after just one month in a ltc facility. my mom took care of him for years, but she wore out and died taking care of him. i feel bad that i did not just step up to the plate and help more. my brother lived in mom's basement, and the family was in a shattered condition. with the result of brother bringing a handgun to the funerals! it was a nightmare that i still have not figured out, anyway, hence my thinking turning to this point. if i get throught the program and pass the state test, which i hear is hard and confusing, i might be able to find a job, even as old as i am! how hard is the LPN course? i am unadept at mathematics, having something called dyscalculia- i know, i never heard of it before they told me i had it! so im bad at math, probably chemistry, anatomy, etc. my entire family on my husband's side are in healthcare and my neighbor is a doctor, so i'm outnumbered!! Pitcrew
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    There is an LPN program at ATEC in Camden. I, too, have a BA in English and am starting my second semester in the ADN program at Central Carolina. Would really recommend that! And I'm 50 and terrible in math, but I'm doing okay and better than most.
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    hi- I am going to pay the 465.00 and take the cna at york tech in Kershaw, sc. It's close to me- was going to go to the class at KCMC, but it has started and I had no cash at the time to do it. I just hope I can find a job after finishing it, well, I have to pass the skills portion first, ad I hear it's confusing to some. PIT
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    http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/074107.pdf


    List of all CNA classes in SC. You will need to call for cost, registration etc.


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