Hi Cursed and Blessed - I have taken the CNA course and do have certification but I work full time in the mortgage industry now and although I would LOVE to work as a CNA for the experience, I just can't afford it, although I will be working as a CNA through school to supplement my student loans. I am done with a medical terminology
class and also my dosage calculations class. I really only have the classes left that need clinicals, like med-surg, OB, Psych, etc and Pharm (which they won't let you do until you get into the actual nursing school). But thanks for those suggestions!! I always make these suggestions to anyone thinking about nursing school!
Buttercup99 - Thanks for your reply! The hospital does have courses that are for staff only but some of the courses are for the general public, which is pretty fantastic! I think that I am going to go for it because 1) I really do love the hospital and any excuse to go to the hospital is reason enough for me!, 2) I do think that it would give me an advance in my classes in some respects, especially how to deal with the addicts as that course doesn't go into as much medicine as it does mind set, if that makes any sense. At least I would get to see and feel prepared when dealing with patients with those types of backgrounds.
Thanks for your help!!!