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Edcuation after PCT/CNA

cagustin cagustin (New) New

I am going to school to be a pct/cna and i have no furtuher college classes, but i was wondering what careers i can obtain with a pct/cna or a bridge program?

I was thinking about after i get my certification i'd go for being a child life specialist, school nurse, or a sex education teacher , if anyone knows and steps or tips please let me know!!!

also if anyone knows any kind of pct/cna job suggestions what i would be able to work with kids please let me know

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

Congratulations on setting up some ambitious goals for yourself.

Unfortunately, most pct/cna programs are intended to prepare you for successful certification - they do not result in an actual degree. In order to enter any of the fields you have listed, you will need a degree. So you will need to enroll in a college program and take courses that are required for that type of degree. Teaching requires a bachelor's degree along with some educational preparation courses & student teaching experience - check with your state to get details on the specific requirements because some of them also require you to pass a state board exam. In order to become a nurse, you will have to complete a degree program (Associates, Bachelor's, etc) & also pass a licensure exam.

So, you can see that it will take a while to achieve your goals, but it will be well worth it in the long run!