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
- 0Dec 28, '08 by pitcrew1234HELLO- 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!
- 0Dec 30, '08 by pitcrew1234Hello- 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
- 0Jan 8, '09 by pitcrew1234hi- 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
- 0Jan 26, '09 by P_RN Senior Moderatorhttp://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/074107.pdf
List of all CNA classes in SC. You will need to call for cost, registration etc.