Hello everyone. I am 23 years old and on Monday, I will begin attending a set of 6 classes offered by my community college for their Nursing Assistant program. It will take 4 months of M-F 8:00 am - 2:30 pm nonstop classes (one month of which is M-F clincal only). I am wondering if most CNA programs require 6 different classes to get a CNA license? But more importantly, does anyone have any advice or comments for me? Advice from those who are currently CNAs working toward RN (or RNs who used to be CNAs) would be sooo appreciated. Also--what were your thoughts regarding the "Becoming a CNA" experience and on taking the licensing exam? Thank you very much!
Jan 11, '03
I found it very easy. I am sure some didn't but for me it was a breeze. If you like what your doing you will really enjoy the classes. I am not working while in nursing school but i enjoyed the experience I gained. Good Luck
Jan 11, '03
Welcome to the board! I'm a CNA working in a hospital, & starting PN classes in Aug. My training class was M-F also, for 4.5 mths. I took it at the local vo-tech & we went to a nursing home for the clinical part.
I'm glad I took the class, since I'm going on to become a nurse, but also at my job, I'm more sure of myself when I work & sometimes, even if it's just in conversation, I understand things that are being said, or done, Good luck in your classes!