Do you think this would be beneficial? CNA until LPN school begins?

  1. Good afternoon friends. Remember how I was supposed to start LPN School next week but withdrew because I found a program that is much cheaper and closer to home that begins next August? I still have daycare lined up for my little peanut if I need it (albeit expensive) and I found a CNA class at a community college that begins next week on Monday's and Wednesday's from 9AM - 3:30PM on those 2 days and ends around Thanksgiving. If the class is not full and I was accepted into it, I thought I could work during the week and make just enough to pay daycare, but get great experience with Patient Care until Nursing School starts next August (pending my acceptance into that program of course).

    What do you think? Stupid idea? Good idea?
    Should I just stay at home with my peanut and enjoy being a stay at home mom while I P
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  3. by   nursesaideBen
    Take advantage of any healthcare experience you can get your hands on! It will help you in the future!
  4. by   one2one
    Sounds like a winning idea to me. It would be great experience for you. Some LTC facilities will pay for the CNA class if you work for them. Anything you can learn before you start nursing school will be of great benefit. Some facilites also offer scholarships for nursing school too. Good luck to you whatever you decide.
  5. by   lilypad2424
    I am in my first semester of LPN school, and the CC I attend gives applicants an extra point(admission is based on a point system) for being a CNA, so I took the course. At the time I was kind of annoyed b/c it was $600, time consuming, and i didn't think it would help much. However, I now am very grateful for it. I was way ahead of the people that didn't take it for the first whole week!
  6. by   nursesaideBen
    Oh yeah, and some LTC facilites and hospitals will pay for CNA's to continue their education to LPN or RN!