Published Feb 13, 2005
I love this site it is so great and fantastic, everybody is so nice and sweet, I feel like i can tell you guys anything or ask you any stupid question and not feel dumb. But any way, I already posted a question on another thread but i thought it would be best if i just started all over nice and fresh. I joined this site to get questions answered and lots of advise so here goes. :heartbeat
I want to be a CNA while applying to nursing school and through the nursing program but i dont know the best way to go about doing it,
1)like which programs are best and which ones to STAY AWAY FROM! ? I am considering taking a nursing assistant program online like St Augustine nursing assistant online program. Or would it be best to take this training at a community college or tech career college?
2) are there different kinds of CNA' positions or does all CNA's perform pretty much the same task, if not how do i assure that i am doing the task most desired? eventually i would like to be a nurse midwife, and i am also considering Psychiatrics, so a CNA position close to these fields are more desirable.
3) I hear one way i would have to pay for nursing assistant training and another i can get paid through the nursing assistant program and garanteed a job, how do i get paid or at least which ones are the least expensive?
4) Are the nursing assistant jobs as demanding as the actual RN, are there people that do the training and cant find a job?
I have many more questions than this but we will just start with these 4 for now, and please yall i dont get some of the lingo please be clear.
By the way I am in Nashville Tennessee, How do i find out how much does my location effects me (i guess thats five)
I am anxiuosly waiting for some answers and advise, I love you all
I work in Nashville Tennesse is a nurse extern. I did not get licensed as a CNA. I got my 1st clinical rotation in nursing school done and then started applying to hospitals for tech positions. You could get a job earlier with the license. I would think a hands on class would be better. CNA's do pretty much the same thing, but it helps to get in an area you would like to work in. I work in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Vanderbilt. I do vital signs, hold for procedures, do caths, draw blood, and help with traumas. It is demanding in a different way than the RN's job. I would think that most people who want a CNA job around Nasville can find one. However, I think it is easier to get a job after you get clinical experience in nursing school, and you won't need a license.I hope this helps.
yea it helps some thanks, It real nice to talk to someone who is so close by wow! I love this site. So its EASIER to get a job after you get clinical experience in the nursing program, but i can get a job earlier with a license. I think i would like to get a position very similar to yours. But i havent even got into nursing school yet (who knows how long that will take) oh and you said that hands on training would be better! Does vanderbilt hospital offer any training for CNA's? Oh and if ya dont mind me asking, what college or university are you attending for your nursing program?
studentnurse74, LPN, LVN
A hands-on class would definitely be better. You shouldn't have any problems finding a cna position, they're also in high demand. I know some nursing homes will hire you without your certification, and pay to train you for it, but I prefer hospitals myself. Good luck.
so if i want to work in a hospital i got to pay and go to a community college sounds about right thanks i will do that, forget the online thing it sounded weird to me
As far as I know, Vanderbilt does not offer CNA training. I don't know if Nashville state does or not. I think the vocational school in Nashville offers CNA classes. I go to school in Lebanon, Tennessee at Cumberland Universtiy. It is a bachelor's program. It has a really good reputation. It is a private school, which means it is pretty expensive, however there is scholarship money available. You also get scholarship money with the lottery if you are straight out of high school. I did my prereqs at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin and then transferred to Cumberland. Vol State has an ADN program through Tennessee State University, I did not go there because Cumberland has smaller class size, and with my prereq's done, it was going to take almost the same amount of time to get a bacelor's as it would have to get my ADN. If you would like to get some info on Cumberland University and the nursing program they have a website @ http://www.cumberland.edu. On the nursing web page, they have a phone number to call for more info, and they have a link to request more info online, as well. Good luck on school and a job.
:icon_hug: thanks, i'm deffinetly gonna take a look, You have been so much help,
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