Should I do it?

  1. Hello,

    I am currently in school for LVN (step 1 of...a million before CNMW), and our instructor told us we can sit for the CNA exam (I'm in Texas) after we finish this semester. Now, I'm an RMA, and I have a job working in a clinic, but it's a new clinic and business is slow. My question is, should I sit for the exam "just in case" (it's EASY for a CNA to get jobs here, and near impossible for a MA), or just stick with what I've got until I graduate in 2010? I know the job is hard, but it would pay well and I'm currently the sole provider for my family thanks to a certain national cable company being stupid (layoffs due to bad planning) and the economy sucking (no jobs for my husband).

    Thanks! :typing
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  3. by   pagandeva2000
    I would obtain whatever certification is due to me. You never know where life will leave you where you may need that certification. Best of luck in your nursing program!
  4. by   adorblepuppy
    I agree. I would do whatever i can to get certified. I tried to take the class for years literally but because of not having the guts and not having family support it was hard. Well got new husband better support system and now am on my way to making new goals in life and got certified in january. I can not tell you how proud of myself i was. So good luck with all your nursing ventures.
  5. by   Dorali
    I would absolutely do it! Any certifications you can get would look great on your resume as well. Plus you never know when you might need it.

    I paid $60 for my test but they go up to around $80 here. It's a small price to pay for such a big sense of accomplishment.

    Good luck!
    Dondie
  6. by   Dorali
    I also just thought that it may come in handy if the time ever comes that you need to get some extra money. You could pick up some part time shifts.

    Dondie
  7. by   windmill182
    I would do it. I live in Washington and I have to pay $550 for mine. Plus like everyone is saying, you can never be too safe in this economy. : ) I wish you the best, and hopefully your husband will find a job soon!:heartbeat
  8. by   ZanatuBelmont
    Quote from futuremombabynurse
    Hello,

    I am currently in school for LVN (step 1 of...a million before CNMW), and our instructor told us we can sit for the CNA exam (I'm in Texas) after we finish this semester. Now, I'm an RMA, and I have a job working in a clinic, but it's a new clinic and business is slow. My question is, should I sit for the exam "just in case" (it's EASY for a CNA to get jobs here, and near impossible for a MA), or just stick with what I've got until I graduate in 2010? I know the job is hard, but it would pay well and I'm currently the sole provider for my family thanks to a certain national cable company being stupid (layoffs due to bad planning) and the economy sucking (no jobs for my husband).

    Thanks! :typing
    Hi, what part of TX do you live in? I'm in the state, too.

    You should do it. Having a "just in case" plan is smart.
  9. by   futuremombabynurse
    Quote from ZanatuBelmont
    Hi, what part of TX do you live in? I'm in the state, too.

    You should do it. Having a "just in case" plan is smart.
    Good 'ol SA. Well, maybe "good" depends on how long you've been here...

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