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Hello,

I am a pre-nursing student who is also doing a CNA program this term. Yay! Our class is four days a week from 8 am till 3 pm for the next three months so we'll be getting to know each other really well. Most of the students are somewhere in there pre nursing studies and a few are just waiting to start nursing school in the fall. We have a workbook that we need to complete 3-4 chapters in each night, and do the 20 response questions at the end of the chapter in the book and two quizzes a week. Is this a normal amount of work for a CNA class? I have been reading on here and thought there wouldn't be much additional work outside of the class time s I'm also taking three academic classes this term: Pre-calc, A&P and French. I sure hope this isn't too much!

Who else is taking a CNA course/program this Winter? What are your schedules like? Please ask questions here so we can learn from each other and gain support.

Cheers

Wow, that sounds like a lot of work! My class was Aug 25th-Nov 10th. Two days a week 8am-2pm. We had workbooks but they were optional (I left mine blank and used it to quiz myself after my reading) and other than that we had 5 quizzes. I actually just passed my exam yesterday and am waiting for my Registry Card now.

Good luck, I'm sure you'll do great!

my program is a little different. my classes meet 3x a week mondays 8-4:30(lecture) tuesday 8-4:30 (lab and saturdays 6-2 (clinicals)....we dont really have work outside of the classes (maybe a crossword puzzle). the program last only 5 weeks.

I just completed the CNA course it lasted from September to December and we only meet 2 days a week from 2pm-4pm. We did not have that much work to do. That sounds like alot.

mamayogibear

Specializes in None yet.

Okay so it's not just me! I think the total class is over 200 hours of class time, way more than the required. Someone told me that if we go on to the schools LPN program we get to skip a class that students who took the class elsewhere have to take.

KimberlyRN89, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

I don't think the CNA class is particularly difficult. Its pretty much common sense. I didn't study that much but finished the class with a 96.

Yes, that is true I plan to go into the LPN program and the first part of the program at the school I attend is kind of like CNA. So I get to clep out of the first semester, which starts in the summer.

My class is only 8 weeks long and we meet mon-thurs 9am to 1pm. We already have a test on monday and I just started class on JAN 3rd. The test in chp one through 15. I am so worried she gave us a study guide on what will be on the test but then she added a bunch of stuff saying it will be on the test so I feel like i do not know what to study. we do not really get homework but she tells us what she thinks we should study. and work pages she thinks we should do.

Hello,

I am a pre-nursing student who is also doing a CNA program this term. Yay! Our class is four days a week from 8 am till 3 pm for the next three months so we'll be getting to know each other really well. Most of the students are somewhere in there pre nursing studies and a few are just waiting to start nursing school in the fall. We have a workbook that we need to complete 3-4 chapters in each night, and do the 20 response questions at the end of the chapter in the book and two quizzes a week. Is this a normal amount of work for a CNA class? I have been reading on here and thought there wouldn't be much additional work outside of the class time s I'm also taking three academic classes this term: Pre-calc, A&P and French. I sure hope this isn't too much!

Who else is taking a CNA course/program this Winter? What are your schedules like? Please ask questions here so we can learn from each other and gain support.

Cheers

Your class sounds exactly like the one I took. It really wasn't too much to handle as long as I kept up with reading the chapters each week. I was also working 25-30 hours each week in addition to the class and there was only one day that I ended up staying up until midnight studying for the end of the week quizzes. :yeah:

mamayogibear

Specializes in None yet.

We had our first quiz yesterday. It was 50 questions on ch 1-10. I only missed one, yay! I can't believe how much time the workbook takes to complete, it's mostly common sense but each chapter has five to ten pages of questions. There are two lecturers, one said we can do the workbook while she speaks and the other said we can not. This week we also learned to wash our hands and will have to demonstrate an understanding at the begining of the class next week. We also found out our only clinical site is a local LTCF, does anyone ever have clinicals at other types of facilities?

So far this week I have come up with a few questions

What are all of you using on your hands?

Do you have to wear your scrubs on lecture only days? If so how many pairs do you need?

Any advice on making study groups (i'm shy)

Thanks and good luck to everybody

i took mine at JC and mine, well I choose 5/12 weeks for 4 hrs a day 4 days a week and the last 5 weekends where 8 hr clincals

That seems like alot.

My class is only 6 weeks long. Mon - Fri from 9am to 2pm. Im in the 2nd week. I dont have any homework outside of class but to review notes and or skills I've learned in class and I have a quiz every friday. Next week i start clincals, cant wait!

Erindel RN, ADN, BSN

Has 6 years experience. Specializes in medical psych and hospice.

Hi, i start my cna class on feb8. It is tue/thurs 9 to 2. It lasts for ten weeks.

I am taking a&p this semester and im waitlisted for the nursing program.

We have a book we will use and our classes are in a nursing home facility.

Im excited to start..... Goodluck to u all!!

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