I am currently in a CNA class, although ours is a full standard semster of 4 months! If I could go back in time, I would not have taken this class. I thought the same thing, that it would help me get some experience, but it didn't! Our clinicals are obviously at a LTCF and all you do there is change diapers, baths, showering, pretty much all it is personal care. I was expecting clinicals to be in hospitals so I could really get some significant experience (although now I realize that wouldn't make much sense for schools to do that because of what the job entails.) I regret it completly and dred going to clinicals. I really do not enjoy being a CNA and doubt that I will even waste my $90 dollars to become certified at the end of the semester! Again, everyone is different but I found this class to be a complete waste of time! And CNA's have horrible job! I love the personal contact, spending time with the pt's, talking to them, giving back rubs, making them laugh, ect., but cleaning up urine and feces ALL DAY is not fun ....I would have dropped from this, but didn't want to get a W on my transcript. I wish that I would have taken this time to work and save money to actually pay for RN school! This is my opinion, but felt I should share!