Taking the CNA program

  1. [color=seegreen] hello! i am a pre-nursing student.
    i've seen some students taking cna program before starting nursing school.
    is it really helpful for your study in nursing?
    i am going to work during the summer, but taking cna program during the summer sounds good. my school does not require the cna program for admission, but i see some nursing schools in other states require it.
    the cost of the program is $235, is this an appropriate price?
    i am taking finals now. the preparation of getting into the nursing school for two and half years is almost over. i hope everyone is doing well!
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    Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 37
    Oncology RN; from NC
    Specialty: Oncology


  3. by   camiluvsNURSING
    Hi hrjang,

    I have been pondering over the idea of gong to CNA school, the programs here are between $500-$800 dollars and last about 3 weeks. I really wanted the experience but I'm scared it will take me away from making the GPA that I need to get into school in January!!!!

  4. by   nurseunderwater
    Many times the place that hires you will train you for your CNA...Then you can possibly apply at your job for tuition re-embursement or a forgiveness loan.

    I think any exposure to a clinical setting is a plus! Good luck with your studies and congratulations on all the hard work thus far.
  5. by   MyReign1
    In my program, after taking Fundamentals of nursing, (which is a prerequisite),we are able to sit for the CNA exam. See if this is possible. No sense in paying for something you already may have to pay for. Good luck!!