Let me first start off about telling you a little about me. I am a 16 year old male.I am a sophmore in High School and I volunteer at a local hospital. I've been thinking a lot about my career and I have finally chose nursing.I cannot wait to get into schooling for it, (yeah how pathetic does that sound?). I have found a course at the local community college and its to get your BNA. A BNA is a Basic Nursing Assistant. Learned skills are assessing vital signs, giving baths, making beds, performing pre-op and post-op care, administering range of motion exercises, assisting with personal hygiene, understanding and respecting patient's rights and dignity, methods of moving andtransporting patients, safety and protective device use and alternatives, infection control techniques and special treatments. So it is a great deal of info learned about nursing. I would be taking this during the summer because there is no way I would be able to do this and with the pressure of High School, but thatd be REALLY though. But I do have a few questions. I dont know if this would look good on a application because it is from a community college. What do you think? Also, do you know of any BNA's that have been hired by a hospital? I probably will not do this if a hospital around me will not hire me. But anyways, just wanted your guys's opinnions. Peace! -Brian-
P.s. Thank you for everyone and everyone who responds!!!