Getting CNA while in nursing school at MCC?

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by Sweetfix (New) New

Hey everyone. I was wondering if the RN program at MCC provides you with training/education that would allow you to test for CNA? I'm curious because I would like to work part time as a CNA while going through nursing school. Please let me know if you have any information on this. Thank you!

AZMama86

118 Posts

Hi there! I'm in block 3 at MCC. Our instructors told us from Block 1 that we could take the CNA test once we successfully passed Block 1. I did not take the test and don't know anyone in my block that did. I would contact someone with CNA licensing in AZ and speak with them to check that you'd meet the qualifications to test!

Sweetfix

7 Posts

Hi there! I'm in block 3 at MCC. Our instructors told us from Block 1 that we could take the CNA test once we successfully passed Block 1. I did not take the test and don't know anyone in my block that did. I would contact someone with CNA licensing in AZ and speak with them to check that you'd meet the qualifications to test!

Thank you! That would be very convenient if it works that way. Would you happen to know what tuition is per semester for the nursing program at MCC and how many units total per semester? I'm just wondering if it's considered full time or part time.

Mrs.Bookworm

Has <1 years experience. 354 Posts

Block 1 is 9 credits it's considered part time I believe.

AZMama86

118 Posts

Thank you! That would be very convenient if it works that way. Would you happen to know what tuition is per semester for the nursing program at MCC and how many units total per semester? I'm just wondering if it's considered full time or part time.

With the new curriculum and changes they made that started with every block that began August 2015 and later, every block is now 9 credits each, which is considered 3/4 time, not full-time. Tuition is currently $84 per credit hour but usually goes up $2/per credit hour every year or two.

Ashbee

63 Posts

With the new curriculum and changes they made that started with every block that began August 2015 and later, every block is now 9 credits each, which is considered 3/4 time, not full-time. Tuition is currently $84 per credit hour but usually goes up $2/per credit hour every year or two.

Is it full time with the CEP? I am counting on my student loans being deferred for financial reasons. í ½í¸•

Mrs.Bookworm

Has <1 years experience. 354 Posts

With CEP it is full time and you get full amount loans and Pell Grant if you get that still

Ashbee

63 Posts

With CEP it is full time and you get full amount loans and Pell Grant if you get that still

I already have a bachelors, so sadly no to the Pell grants :(