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CNA while awaiting a year?

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Did anyone become a CNA while waiting a year for the RN program? I am considering it but not now , because I'm taking a break but probably during the Fall or Spring.

2 hours ago, TheNursingdoll said:

Hello,

 Has anyone became a CNA while waiting a year for the RN program? I am considering it but not now , because I'm taking a break but probably during the Fall or Spring.

Hi! Yes I'll be starting a paid training in two weeks. Have you ever done a program like that? You are paid to train and once program is over and you pass state exam, you get a raise. They do expect us to work for them for one year following the program.

6 minutes ago, SeeksTruth said:

Hi! Yes I'll be starting a paid training in two weeks. Have you ever done a program like that? You are paid to train and once program is over and you pass state exam, you get a raise. They do expect us to work for them for one year following the program.

Thanks , I haven't been in a program like that. I was going to possibly pursue a CC's nurse aide certificate program (or pharm tech) , I'm also thinking of retaking my B courses over again as well this Fall. I'm not quite too sure as of yet.

28 minutes ago, TheNursingdoll said:

Thanks , I haven't been in a program like that. I was going to possibly pursue a CC's nurse aide certificate program (or pharm tech) , I'm also thinking of retaking my B courses over again as well this Fall. I'm not quite too sure as of yet.

Yes same. I'm retaking english and stats this fall, I got Bs in both. Grueling right???

What are your stats? Science GPA, TEAS....and how many programs have you applied to? I've applied to 3, was rejected from two and applying to one one next week.

I have 3.6 science GPA, 91 TEAS and BA in another field 

Just now, SeeksTruth said:

Yes same. I'm retaking english and stats this fall, I got Bs in both. Grueling right???

Yeah , I'm planning on retaking English and micro this fall. I retook the entrance exam required for my school and part of me is like try to make this more "competitive" and then part of me is wanting to jump into getting a certificate, I know I need a break through but I'm gonna take one LOL , the break was much needed and beneficial. May I ask too , how did you like the program?

On 5/22/2021 at 11:16 PM, SeeksTruth said:

What are your stats? Science GPA, TEAS....and how many programs have you applied to? I've applied to 3, was rejected from two and applying to one one next week.

I have 3.6 science GPA, 91 TEAS and BA in another field 

At the school I am eyeing I had a low NLN score but retook and had a 130 composite score when I retook it and my GPA is as my advisor said competitive but not competitive enough , 3.3 GPA (I said I was going to retake my English and Micro).

59 minutes ago, TheNursingdoll said:

Yeah , I'm planning on retaking English and micro this fall. I retook the entrance exam required for my school and part of me is like try to make this more "competitive" and then part of me is wanting to jump into getting a certificate, I know I need a break through but I'm gonna take one LOL , the break was much needed and beneficial. May I ask too , how did you like the program?

I haven't started the CNA program yet. It will being in a couple weeks. I'm nervous about leaving my two young children with my friend. I know they'll miss me 😕

2 minutes ago, SeeksTruth said:

I haven't started the CNA program yet. It will being in a couple weeks. I'm nervous about leaving my two young children with my friend. I know they'll miss me 😕

You'll make a great nurse/CNA ❤️. Sorry I forgot to you said yu were starting , I have a bit of brain fog LOL 

VickiLPN

Specializes in ER, LTC.

I was an “aide” and became certified, for 17 years before nursing school. I personally think it should be a requirement for school. Sick and tired of hearing nurses say, “I didn’t go to school to put someone on the bedpan!”, etc. I was raised to not ask anyone else to do anything I wasn’t willing to do. I know, I know, not everyone is certified to do everything, but come on! Do they no longer teach primary care in school????

29 minutes ago, VickiLPN said:

I was an “aide” and became certified, for 17 years before nursing school. I personally think it should be a requirement for school. Sick and tired of hearing nurses say, “I didn’t go to school to put someone on the bedpan!”, etc. I was raised to not ask anyone else to do anything I wasn’t willing to do. I know, I know, not everyone is certified to do everything, but come on! Do they no longer teach primary care in school????

I know it certain school's it's an requirement , I do know people whom say that it made nursing school easier.

Most of the nursing schools that I was interested in wanted some type of experience, so I got my CNA license about a 8 months before I started applying to schools.