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NA/Tech after 6 weeks of PN clinicals?!

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Is it true that you are qualified to work as a NA/tech after 6 weeks of PN clinicals? I met the new preacher's wife yesterday and she is a BSN at a nearby hospital. When I told her I was starting PN clinicals in January she asked me if I would be interested in working as a part-time NA or tech (sorry don't really know how a tech is different from a NA someone please tell me if you know) while I'm in nursing school. I really would need the extra money as I'm getting married Aug 31 (yay 5 more days!) but I was just wondering if this is true. Also, what is a PRN? She mentioned something about that too. I guess I'm really ignorant about this so someone please fill me in. Thanks so much!:wink2:

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hi, i'm sorry that i don't know the answer to your question about na/tech in 6 weeks but i just wanted to say...

congradulations on your upcoming wedding !! :wink2: :balloons:

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Your PN instructors will let you know when you have reached the point of CNA I and CNA II. They will give you the proper paperwork at that time to be filed with your state. I'm not sure what a "tech" is, but there should be a prefix before the word "tech" that would let you know what kind of tech. I just completed PN school and we did not recieve any information about becoming a "tech", but each state is different. Prn=as needed. Hope this was helpful.

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Depends where you are. At hospitals in Ohio they do all of your training there, no experience necessary! Nursing homes need the state certification though.

Brian

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I got cna certified in pn school at around 6wks of clinicals

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In my state, you can become a CNA after your first round of clinicals because it involves basic patient care.

I am a tech in the ED at my hospital. It involves much more than basic care. I do phlebotomy, EKG, work with the trauma team when there is a trauma (yes even CPR).

Each hospital is different. Check with that person you were talking with to find out the specific difference. Sometimes a patient care tech and a CNA are one in the same with different titles.

Best wishes for your new marriage and your schooling!!

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Thanks, everybody. Yall were really alot of help. 2 more days till wedding! Bet it's gonna rain after this long, hot, dry summer...GRRRRRRRRR! Oh well, we need it, so can't complain!

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In our program here in Maryland a student that has completed Nurs 101 is allowed to take the CNA (certified nursing assistant) or GNA (gerontological nursing assistant) and work in that field.

It doesn't pay as well as the VERY flexible retail sales job I have now, so faageattabowtit!.....(East coast for forget about it ):)

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Love-A-Nurse has 19 years experience and specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,.

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originally posted by sunshinerebel

is it true that you are qualified to work as a na/tech after 6 weeks of pn clinicals? i met the new preacher's wife yesterday and she is a bsn at a nearby hospital. when i told her i was starting pn clinicals in january she asked me if i would be interested in working as a part-time na or tech (sorry don't really know how a tech is different from a na someone please tell me if you know) while i'm in nursing school. i really would need the extra money as i'm getting married aug 31 (yay 5 more days!) but i was just wondering if this is true. also, what is a prn? she mentioned something about that too. i guess i'm really ignorant about this so someone please fill me in. thanks so much!:wink2:

best wishes to you and congratulations to your husband to be on your up-coming marriage!

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Love-A-Nurse has 19 years experience and specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,.

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working prn, in the places i know of, give you control over when you work and the shifts too. it sometimes up your pay rate an hour too.

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Love-A-Nurse has 19 years experience and specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,.

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originally posted by jrock233

your pn instructors will let you know when you have reached the point of cna i and cna ii. they will give you the proper paperwork at that time to be filed with your state. i'm not sure what a "tech" is, but there should be a prefix before the word "tech" that would let you know what kind of tech. i just completed pn school and we did not recieve any information about becoming a "tech", but each state is different. prn=as needed. hope this was helpful.

:balloons: congratulations on completing pn school! :balloons: all the best to you.

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