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Hello to all! First off I want to say how excited I am to start the CNA program. I just stepped away from my career in the military to start our little family (I have a four month old). Now With all of that being out there my husband is deployed and I was wondering how intense your CNA program was? I have a wonderful care taker for my daughter while I am in class/clinicals but I just wanted to get an honest feel for the stress level of the course and how your course went. Thank you in advance.

Hello!

It depends on the CNA program that you're in. I did an intensive 4-week course with the American Red Cross. We were in class from 8am-4pm. Clinicals started the second week. We did clinicals from 7am to about noon, then went back to class to practice our skills on each other. Learning the skills is a bit overwhelming at first because there are so many steps to remember, but if you make flashcards and practice practice practice, you'll do fine.

Best of luck to you!

Hello to all! First off I want to say how excited I am to start the CNA program. I just stepped away from my career in the military to start our little family (I have a four month old). Now With all of that being out there my husband is deployed and I was wondering how intense your CNA program was? I have a wonderful care taker for my daughter while I am in class/clinicals but I just wanted to get an honest feel for the stress level of the course and how your course went. Thank you in advance.

Thank you for the info. I am really starting to get the feeling that there is some pretty big differences from one course to another. I will be doing a five week course with a local hospital and my hours will be very early to say the least. I will post on here when I have a break down of my experience while playing the role of a single mother. Thanks for the luck. I will get back to you soon. :-)

tomc5555

Has 2 years experience.

Hello to all! First off I want to say how excited I am to start the CNA program. I just stepped away from my career in the military to start our little family (I have a four month old). Now With all of that being out there my husband is deployed and I was wondering how intense your CNA program was? I have a wonderful care taker for my daughter while I am in class/clinicals but I just wanted to get an honest feel for the stress level of the course and how your course went. Thank you in advance.

I did it.

It was a nice change from the regular grind of caring for a disabled parent. We hired a caregiver to be with my mother while I was in class/clinicals.

I highly recommend practicing the skills on people, like classmates. Practice, practice, practice. Watching Youtube helps, but you need hands on practice.

When you get your text book start by taking the review quizzes at the end of each chapter, then study what you answered incorrectly. This was a big time saver for me as the Red Cross book is quite lengthy.

Let the Six Disciplines of Care guide you in your actions, it makes the opening and closing steps easy to remember: Dignity, independence, Safety, Infection control, Communication, Privacy

Good luck and congratulations on your new baby