Need advice

  1. I need some guidence here...I am in a patient care tech program and have for the last three months. I was originally told it was a 12 month program but found out a couple weeks ago it is really 16 months. So far all I have taken was business communications, interpersonal skills and keyboarding...all stuff I have already taken before. Well I found this other school that I could be done with in like 7 months. This other patient care tech programs includes CNA classes and certification also getting certified in EKG and Phlebotomy and of course the patient care tech. PLUS it's only about nine thousand dollars CHEAPER! i work full time and am a single mom to a 4 year old so time is important so the shorter classes would be ideal. I would go 4 nights a week for 4 hours a day. My current program I go three nights a week 5 hours a day but it goes from 6p-11p and I don't get home until 11:30p and up at 4:30a so it's ROUGH!! My problem is I found out this new school is not accredited. Once I am certified will it matter? Thanks in advance!!
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  3. by   Love2nicks
    What makes a patient care tech different from a CNA? wouldn't it be cheaper to get the CNA and learn the other skills on the job? What would the starting pay difference be? I was going to go to school for Medical assisting but when I thought about it, I learned all the skills I wanted to do as a CNA and saved myself about 10k.