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  1. i'm new to this whole forum thing. i signed up hoping to get my unanswered questions answered by experienced people and professionals. i really need help. i have a lot of questions to ask, would someone help me? i'm starting my first year in college majoring in nursing. i don't know if this is the right career for me. i'm also trying to be a nurse assistant at the same time, just trying to get the idea of being a nurse before i really do declare on being a RN or nurse midwive. i heard anyone can be a nurse assistant, but they have to take a program. is that true? if so, how do i find one? a hospital? and what's the requirements? plus, is it different for each state? i'm researching all of this and can't seem to answer my own questions. please reply back as soon as possible. thanks. -choua
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from yangkchoua
    i'm new to this whole forum thing. i signed up hoping to get my unanswered questions answered by experienced people and professionals. i really need help. i have a lot of questions to ask, would someone help me? i'm starting my first year in college majoring in nursing. i don't know if this is the right career for me. i'm also trying to be a nurse assistant at the same time, just trying to get the idea of being a nurse before i really do declare on being a RN or nurse midwive. i heard anyone can be a nurse assistant, but they have to take a program. is that true? if so, how do i find one? a hospital? and what's the requirements? plus, is it different for each state? i'm researching all of this and can't seem to answer my own questions. please reply back as soon as possible. thanks. -choua
    You are right. Anyone can be a nurse assistant as long as they can pass a criminal background check and possess at least a ninth grade education. It is a good way to get your feet wet and start a nursing career because you'll learn the basics of patient care. Good luck.
  4. by   P_RN
    Hi Choua, my suggestion would be to talk with the people in the Nursing School/College and ask about this. I'm not sure that "anyone can be a nursing assistant" but many can. Call around to the various nursing homes and hospitals and ask their requirements. I'm not sure about your state, but here there are programs in some community colleges that teach the basics of aide work....

    Good luck
  5. by   Tweety
    Good luck. I agree with the above. Here some hospitals provide on-the-job training, but back home in NC we had to be certified through a school. Good luck!
  6. by   suebird3
    Welcome to allnurses.com. I would also say to check with local schools.

    Suebird

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