Published Feb 13, 2014
Recently graduated Nurse Assistant here just waiting for the state exam in the next week or so :) i've studied really hard and im already applying for job theres only one little problem!
I'M STILL IN HIGHSCHOOL! A Junior to be exact, Any help on where to start off with? Another thing is that im a Dual-Enrollment student at my local college (South Texas College) meaning im taking college course, so what do i put under my education if there is not a "Dual-Enrollment" option. I did the whole CNA program on my own and im ready for this career for now later on i will go get my BSN in nursing and then hopefully become a CRNA
Thanks in advance for the help
Private message me if you have any questions or tips for me would appreciate it a lot :)
ArrowRN, BSN, RN
I am not certain you will be able to get a job as a CNA just yet. Most applications not only have the CNA certification requirement but also a high school diploma or GED is required. Your state will also have age requirements for working in this area, with the norm being greater than 18. The reason for this is a CNA takes care of adults and there would be a conflict for the employer if you are a minor.
I got to say though, you are very intelligent and have a good head on your shoulders. I completed high school at the age of 16. Back then I was into electronics and only a few years ago I decided to going nursing. Nowadays, not too many young people are as motivated as you are. With dual enrollment you should be well on your way to getting your BSN before 20. Great job.
Thanks I Appreciate A lot And well does it help that im a registered blood donor and that i have over 8 months (340 hours and counting) volunteering at the Mcallen Medical Center and so on?
Also Can A CNA Work In A Clinic? Just Like Do Vitals? I Just Wan to start working in the field and get experience In My High school I Will Graduate With My Associates And A MOS Certification
(Medical Office Specialist)
Yes volunteer experience can go on your application. CNA's do not just do vitals, an employer likes to hire people to do as many things as possible for as little pay as possible. Maybe at a doctors office you might get something like vital, basic measurements like weight heights and some paper work. Continue volunteering sounds like the best idea. Maybe someone else might have a better response later.
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