I'm hoping someone can help me. I recently went on the waiting list for nursing at my CC. Surprisingly I was called today and told I was selected to start the program in January as my pre req's were complete. I meet with the director on Monday and was told to bring a copy of my CNA certification. I believe I totally goofed. I took the CNA course which is what I thought was the requirement. My understanding of the certification exam was if we wished to become CNA's and not necessary for the nursing school. I neglected to take the exam as I was already employed and put it on the backburner. When the director said "certification" I panicked.
I have proof of taking and passing the course. Is it inevitable that I will miss my spot in the program because I failed to take the test ?. The anxiety and regret I have right now is overwhelming. i can't believe I made such a mistake. Am I the only one to have made this blunder? I will find out I suppose Monday AM but wondering if anyone can confirm or put my fears at ease. Either way, its better than waiting until Monday. Thanks for any replies.
Jan 6, '07
You're not a CNA until you take the state test. Doesn't matter if you passed the school's tests, you must pass a state test.
Good luck on Monday!
Jan 6, '07
Hopefully as long as you took the course and passed you will be ok. I think they want to make sure that you have learned the basics before starting. We were told also that we did not need the certification, only the course.