How to become a CNA while in Nursing School ADN / ASN / RN program in NEW YORK ?

  1. I am have completed my fundamentals class which is an 8.5 credit class at my Community College / State institution. I want to generate some cash in this field by becoming a CNA.

    I heard that you could automatically become a CNA after completing a fundamentals or the first semester at an accredited nursing school. I know I may have gotten bad info because I know finding a job or becoming certified in this field is never automatic.

    My school used to have something similar to this. They used to let their students sit for the LPN boards after completing Medical-Surgical and Fundamentals. They do not allow this anymore.

    Can you give me any solid info or advice? thank you.
    Last edit by kitkats4breakfs on Mar 25, '13
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  3. by   BlueChocolateCat
    It depends on the policies at each institution in your area.

    If I were you, just apply! The worst they can do is say no.

    Some hospitals require some sort of "certification" (here in Ohio, its called an STNA- State Tested Nursing Assistant)

    I would make sure to include the fact that you have completed fundamentals in your resume. In addition, if your university offers any sort of resume service, take it to them. It will make your resume so much more presentable.