Newbie with questions


Hello. My name is Kim. I live in the Tulsa area and will be starting this fall at the Langston Tulsa BSN program. I will be getting my cna at Interim this summer (required for program) and thought about putting it to use while in nursing school.

Has anyone been to the cna program there? Also, how do the local hospitals deal with cna's as nursing students as far as work hours?

I may not be able to work much, but would benefit from the experience.

I have six years experience as a medical assistant in the Ob/gyn specialty and thought that working at a hospital would further my experience while in school. Thanks. :thankya:


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most hospitals seem to work with your schedule as needed from my experience. I just completed my LPN and will be starting my BSN in Fall this year.


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I went through Interim this past december to get my CNA license, and I love, love, LOVED it! I reccomend the evening classes, because the instructor is phenomenal! I had no problems passing any of my stuff and I learned so much from the teacher! And while I haven't put my license to use yet I have received 2 job offers, one from hillcrest and one from st. johns and at both hospitals when I went to talk to someone they told me that they like hiring people from interim because their experience had been good with them! By the way, the only reason I haven't put my license to use yet is because I got a really nice raise at work, but when I start nursing school (hopefully!) in the spring I plan on using it, if not before! Hope this helps a little!


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Specializes in Level III cardiac/telemetry.

I was a CNA while in the LPN program. We have lots of aides who are nursing students and most managers are pretty flexible with schedules. Come to St Johns!!!!


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I am finishing up my last week (clinical week) in the evening class at Interim and I would recommend them to anyone!! The teacher is so great (I've heard the day teacher is wonderful too), the clinical sites are wonderful and I am 100% confident that I have the knoweldge and experience to pass my state exam which is next Wednesday. I've also heard good things about getting hired after graduation because of Interim's great reputation. It's not a long class, not too expensive and when it's all over with, you'll be confident that you can pass your state exam too!! Best of luck to ya!!


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Thanks, everyone. I will be in the evening class at interim and it's good to here that they have a good program. I have been leaning towards St. John to work as a nurse and possibly as a CNA. I have heard good things about them and they also seem to have a nice scholarship for nursing students as well. Does anyone know if St. John's is willing to let nursing students work as little or as much as they would like? For example, let's say that I wanted to work only 16 hours per week. I am just afraid that if I work to many evenings, that I will not have enough time to study. Thanks.

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