Calling all CNA'S!!

  1. Hello there. My name is Jason and this is my first post on this site. I am taking an ROP CNA course in January... hopefully. They are only allowing 15 students. Anyway, just wanted to know what to expect from the class and
    do employers look down on CNA'S trained through ROP? I eventually want to become an RN, but figured this would be a great stepping stone. Also, would it be best to go from CNA to LVN or LPN then RN? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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  3. by   GiantHeart21
    Welcome to this site, I am sure that you will find it very helpful. I took an ROP CNA class 4 years ago and I loved it. The program lasted the whole year and I felt like I was much better prepared for the job than many others who only went through a three month program. In my program we got to do 4 months of clinical in a hospital we worked in ICU, CCU, Med/Surg, Nursery, l&D, ER and peds. I say many surgeries and babies being born as well as procedures. I got a lot out of the program and we really go to work along side the real nurses and see if that was what we wanted to do in life. I am now an LVN student. As far as the program content you will learn all basic nursing skills like bathing, hygiene, toileting, post mortem care, ambulating, feeding, vitals and so forth. You will also learn how the health care system works as well as anatomy and physiology. I have never been looked down on cause I attended an ROP program. Hope this helps and good luck.
    Jessica:wink2:
  4. by   tigress_8207
    Never did a CNA class but just wanted to wish you the best of luck.
  5. by   TazziRN
    Hey, good luck to you! My daughter is also taking an ROP CNA class. No, you will not be looked down on, once you get your cert no one will know what program you went through. And the ROP program is the same as any other CNA program, from comparing things my daughter is telling me to what I went through ohsomanyyearsago.
  6. by   going4it
    Thanks to all for the responses. Giantheart, my program is only 21 weeks but it's 3 days a week, 5 hours a night. What, a total of 168 hours. I guess that will be enough training. What was your schedule? A year seems like a long time for CNA training. Maybe mine is just going to be all classroom and nothing else. Whatever the case, at least this will get my foot in the door.

    J
  7. by   Todd SPN
    As an LPN, I would advise going directly to RN.
    Todd
  8. by   TazziRN
    Quote from going4it
    Maybe mine is just going to be all classroom and nothing else. Whatever the case, at least this will get my foot in the door.
    No, you will have clinicals. Any kind of patient care class has clinicals.
  9. by   keepingmycool30
    I didnt take a CNA class but looking back at how unsure I was of what I was doing I wish I had of. The best advice I can give (and I also tell this to the new NA's and CNA's I train) is treat the pts like your family!
  10. by   buildingmyfaith57
    i agree treat the patients and clients like family and treat the the way you be wanted to be treated.
  11. by   RNrural
    Hello!
    I actually became an LPN in August and will graduate from RN school in May after 15 years of working as a CNA. Although my road has been quite long, it has been a great one. As I have gone through school I noticed that the students that had experience as CNA's or Tech's actually progressed much quicker. I know it made it much easier for me during my LPN year (hasn't helped much this year:icon_roll). Of course there are always exceptions but I feel, from my experience, that you have made a very good choice. Best of luck to you!

    Renada, LPN soon to be RN

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