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CNA Course

by dorarific dorarific (New) New

I've been doing research on CNA courses so I could be working in my field of study while I go to school for nursing. And I've seen a few that promised a one day course or a 7 week course. Are those course really sufficient enough to be able to not only pass your certification exam, but really have enough time to absorb all the needed information for the long run? Because I don't just wanna pass my exam I want to really feel like I know my stuff. Any information is helpful thanks!

Do you have a medical background at all? I am currently a PCT at a hospital and just finished up my PN program. I wouldn't recommend less than a two week course. You learn the basics and you learn so much on the job! Working in a hospital during nursing school was a tremendous help! Best of luck to you!!! ( :

I do not have any medical background to help me out. Thank you for your advice! I had a funny feeling that those courses just wouldn't cut it. The program that I just found is about a three month program at a community college and I feel much more comfortable registering for that. At I know I'll really be able to absorb the information. And not just have it for the exam.

Good for you! Nursing school is very demanding so a longer program will also give you a sneak peek into what it's like. I'm sure you'll do great!!!!!!

Key Lime Pie

Has 2 years experience.

I took a CNA course at my local community college that was about 2 weeks long, and I felt that was sufficient. I was able to learn everything I needed, pass the exam, and retain the information. However, my class was from 8 am to 4 pm, 5 days a week for those 2 weeks, and then 3 full days of clinicals the following week. If you don't have time to take an 8 hour class every day, you may need to look at longer programs in order to really learn everything you need to know.

Good luck!