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Become a CNA after Block 1?

I have heard that after Block 1, in some states, it is possible for the Professors to approve you for your CNA or you can try out for the boards and become a CNA.

If anybody knows anything about this and can give me correct information, I would be more than appreciative! I would love to do CNA immediately after Block 1 if it meant that Block 1 was equivalent.

PlumLove6

Has 1 years experience.

I know for Maricopa CCs you have that option available. There is a form that you have signed by the block coordinator/main professor for block 1 after completing block 1. The form is like a confirmation of the hours you spent in clinical/lab and shows you're eligible to take the CNA exam.

As previously stated, you can sit for the CNA exam after block one. Have your teachers sign the form for the AzBON and send that in with fingerprints (not the clearance card, the BON needs their own separate prints). Once the BON approves you to test, you can get in touch with HD Master to schedule.

It takes a couple months, but it's worth it! I did this, am now starting block 3, working for Banner, and have already been basically guaranteed a job after graduation.

Thank you both so much!! That is exactly what I want to do, knowing that I can do CNA with Banner and kind of have an in makes so many of my worries slip away!

I recommend becoming a tech, thats what i do. Its way more experience. You can only do it in the ED but you can do everything the nurses do except give meds (:

I recommend becoming a tech, thats what i do. Its way more experience. You can only do it in the ED but you can do everything the nurses do except give meds (:

You can do the same thing as a PCA on the floor as well :) I start IVs, insert foleys, do 12 lead ECGs, and I'm now cross training to be a monitor tech (knowing all heart rhythms and such on strips).

when did they start allowing this?! i switched hospitals because they didn't allowed it at BUMCP

when i was a HUC the only thing they let me do was the ECG class and the 12 lead course and i could read strips and do the 12 leads, but then i transferred and am now doing PEDS ED tech. i love it!

when did they start allowing this?! i switched hospitals because they didn't allowed it at BUMCP

It's in the job description for PCA! I know CNAs can't. PCA's definitely can. I've been called to Same Day Surgery to start IVs when they're swamped.

I basically do everything a nurse does besides assess (which I still do in my head) and give meds.

im so glad they do that now! yeah i do all of that as well but my job title is different. wish i could have stayed on my old floor doing it!

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