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Hello,

Has anybody taken a CNA program while doing some pre-reqs? The CNA program is 7 credit hours. I'm thinking of taking two, or three courses so I'm not so behind in completing my bachelors. How many classes would you suggest taking?

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CNA is required before applying to the nursing program at my school, so everyone does it while doing their prereqs.

It is generally considered easier than most of the other prereqs so most people either take it in addition to their other classes or count the credits as they would any other credits and match it up with their most difficult classes. If they have a choice. It is very hard to get into here, so most people take it whenever they can get it.

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Hello,

Has anybody taken a CNA program while doing some pre-reqs? The CNA program is 7 credit hours. I'm thinking of taking two, or three courses so I'm not so behind in completing my bachelors. How many classes would you suggest taking?

Will be taking CNA courses in the Spring term and will also be taking pre-reqs along with it. Advisor thought it would be best for me to get my CNA license and work in the field to get more points towards admission into the RN program.

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I plan on doing the CNA program in spring too! So should I just act as if it's just part of my credits? The program is 7 credits, then take however many other courses as I think I could handle?

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tenn_bsnstudent has 1 years experience.

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I am already a CNA (have been for a year and a half) but I plan on taking the PCT course at a nearby hospital (train you for free, plus hospitals want PCTs more since they are trained in just a little bit more) while taking some pre-req's for my nursing degree. I think it depends what classes you are taking. Some are just harder than others. I'm taking Biology, English Comp, and Nutrition. And the PCT course I'm doing is only like 5-6 weeks long.

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Thank you for your advice! I plan on doing the CNA program, taking nutrition, remedial math, and psychology lifespan and development.

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tenn_bsnstudent has 1 years experience.

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I don't think that would be too much. And in my experience the CNA course was pretty easy. Good luck!

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Michaela, RN has 1 years experience.

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CNA was probably the easiest CLASS, I've ever taken in my life. (The POSITION is not a cakewalk)... It is basically common sense, with some medical terminology and basic skills thrown in. I think you will be just fine taking it with other pre reqs.

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rubato is a ASN, RN and specializes in Oncology/hematology.

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I took CNA along with a 5 credit hour A & P, college algebra and comp 1. I did have some stressful times, but nothing I couldn't handle.

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Thank you everybody! All your support really motivates me, and I'm excited to take on the spring semester.

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