Published Apr 12, 2014
Military spouse here- We where planning to move but our plans have changed due to my spouse needing knee surgery, we are still moving but it will be at least 1 yr from now. SO I was happy because at least I was still able to take my pre-reqs but the school near me only offers them while Im working and at the moment I cant quit my job. My only option is to take the CNA program they offer so when we do move at least I have something to take with me.
I am also a military wife. It is very hard to complete school while working around your husband's changing duty stations. I got CNA license 3 years ago. It was the best decision I ever made. I worked in a nursing home for 2 years and then when changed duty stations, I was able to get into acute care in a hospital. This is a great way to get your foot in the door. When I graduate from the nursing program I will know tons of people who I have a history with who will want to hire me at the hospital. Finding a job as a new grad RN is extremely difficult. Do what you can to get to know people, a CNA license will help you do just that. Also, I would recommend taking whatever classes you can online. That is how I was able to complete the majority of my prereqs. I have transcripts from 5 colleges. Do what you have to do to get your classes done (: Good Luck
Thank You Bronze can you add me as a friend, can you also share with the schools you used to get some of your pre-reqs completed.
I attended a community college when I first graduated HS and completed a few classes. Then I took some time off. This is when I got my CNA license. While in Kauai, the local community college didn't offer all of the prereqs I needed but I was able to take online classes from their sister universities on the other Hawaiian islands. I knew we would be in CA when I would be applying for a program so I focused on the prereqs of that state. That really is the hardest part. Each state has different requirements for their nursing program. Finally, I finished up at National University and this is the BSN program I have applied to. Look into private colleges in your area and community colleges that are close to you, but if they are not close enough to attend physically a lot of them offer online classes you can do from afar.
will start calling and finding out if any online pre-reqs are offered, :)
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