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Anyone done a Hybrid CNA class?

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I`m trying to figure out how to get CNA cert without messing up next semester schedule. Presently, I`m a full-time worker/student & part-time dad. Next semester I`m looking at Intoduction to Psych, Introduction to College Writting II, 200hr Ambulance Intership, Life Skill Elective. & if I can get away with CNA class which is a 5 college credits. That would be a total of 14 credits vs the 12.5 this semester.

The tradional CNA class is 4 weeks long with class 6hrs class 5 days a week. Then there is a 7 day clinical that follows. I thought about doing the hybrid class. Its a 20 session over the internet with 7 days of clinical. Clinicals are done over a 2 week period. Which it might be difficult to take off from work that much. I`ve got a 8 months worth of PCT experience on top of Emt-b trainning. Hopefully I`ll get my Emt-b cert the same time as CNA.

Anyone done a hybrid class? How was your experience? & how did you do on the state test?

YES! I took a one-day crash course titled CNA_NOW! The website is www.cnanow.org

The one thing you should know is you get no certificate of completion. They do provide the study guide for skills, a dvd, and a copy of a written test. Check out www.pearsonvue.org or www.Minnay.com

*I learned the skills and became a CNA by passing the exams- I got hired as a new CNA in 10 days! *IF you're on the State Registry they can't argue with that. All the Best to you!!!

Note: I also found great skills videos and can connect you with the link if needed.:nurse:

I am currently doing a 24 day course in a school called "International Health Group" at San Diego, California. My state exam is on November 18 and the school has a very good passing rate..

It requires a lot of reading to do on your spare time.. and that takes care of the written part of the state exam. You just have to be responsible in independent reading and do your best at clinicals. I have an EMT in my class who needed a CNA license to work on floor.. and he was the best in class. He was able to pick up skills pretty well. I am sure you can too. It's fast paced but you'll still learn.

I am confident that with your experience, you'll be able to get through it. :)

Mine was 5 days, 8 hours a day. Sometimes Saturday and Clinicals and Theory varies. Still an enjoyable experience.

I have to refigure my plan. College advisor got back to me. Even though the school offers the class, its not approved for pell grant or student loans. I`ll have to wait till they cash out tution refunds to take it. Which puts it off till atleast Febuary to start class. Unless I scrape up $650 for the class, & $75 for state exam. Ironically, my grant paid for my Emt-b class.

The credits from the CNA class won`t count towards spring semester 12 credit total either. Not unless I was in the Health Care Support degree program. So I have to take a full 12 credit load, work full-time, 200hr ambulance intership. & add in CNA class :banghead:. I had two goals for 2010 Emt-b & CNA cert. 2011 goals are getting into the Paramedic program, & Fire Fighter I & II certs. Staying busy is a goal to :cool:

Hi! Im currently looking for a cna hybrid class here in Orange County, Ca. But I cant seem to find one. Please help!

Wait, don't Federal guidelines require at least 75 hours of instruction to become a CNA plus passing the written and skills exams??? The Omnibus Reconcilliation Act of 1987 assured certain guidelines for every state. Some states go above and beyond this while others meet the minimum federal rquirement, but how can it be possible in one day? I am confused here.

mamayogibear

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Can you do psychology and english online? Most schools seem to offer academic non lab courses online.

Why do you need CNA? CNA is not going to help further your career as a EMT. I've had EMT training and it's completely different. I remember one of the jokes one of my EMT instructors said was that having all those fancy letters after your name doesn't make you a better EMT.

mamayogibear

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How did you get PCT experience without a CNA cert? I would love to work as a PCT while taking the CNA course.

Also since you have on the job experience could you use those hours to challange the course and take the exam? I think some states allow this and some dont...

yousoldtheworld

Has 5 years experience.

How did you get PCT experience without a CNA cert? I would love to work as a PCT while taking the CNA course.

Also since you have on the job experience could you use those hours to challange the course and take the exam? I think some states allow this and some dont...

Many hospitals do not require CNA certification to work as a PCT except for on skilled care floors. They might have a specific training class you have to take with them, instead. Also, some hospitals (or some units at some hospitals) will only hire nursing students as PCTs.