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  1. EZsunday

    Summer Classes

    Gonna try and do micro + lab and an EMT basic course over a 12 wk session. Nervous but motivated about a crammed summer.
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    EMT or CNA for Pre-Nursing Student?

    Im trying to figure out the same course of action as you are right now. I've decided to do EMT basic because I want to do Trauma/ ER. I do think more jobs will be available for CNAs rather than EMT-Bs but they are out there for both. Ultimately you should do what you think will be most beneficial. I want to be a Flight nurse so I need the EMS skills of patient transport and rapid assessment which being an EMT will provide. I agree with the other responses on switching from psych to Nursing. Im now pursuing a second bachelors and wished I would have done nursing the first time around. Save yourself the time and money and go into the field you want to be in. You can always get a minor in psych.
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    CNA vs EMT basic

    Thanks for all your feedback and suggestions. After talking to some nurse techs at the hospital where I volunteer and taking into consideration what you all have said I've decided to enroll in an EMT basic course during the summer. The program I'm enrolling in offers a 6wk crash course for EMT intermediate right after basic which hopefully I can handle. I'm fascinated with trauma and I do think the critical thinking and rapid patient assessment is what I'm gonna need to be a flight nurse down the line.
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    Community college or university?

    I am pursuing a 2nd bachelors in nursing so I've decided to go the CC route. It's a lot cheaper and quicker. Some hospitals will pay for your BSN if you sign a contract with them which is something to consider. This is what I'm hoping to do to get my BSN.
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    CNA vs EMT basic

    Do you work part time or full time? Ideally I would love to work as an EMT with an ambulance only on weekends, but I know that would be hard to swing.
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    CNA vs EMT basic

    Thanks for the advice! Definitely gave me somethings to consider. Hadn't thought of the license renewal.
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    CNA vs EMT basic

    Awesome. From what I've been told entry level CNA get work usually at nursing homes have you heard the same thing?
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    CNA vs EMT basic

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    CNA vs EMT basic

    Hey so Im at a bit of a crossroads and need some advice. I'm pursuing my 2nd bachelors in nursing and am looking at getting into the medical field in the meantime while I take all the prereqs. I was wondering if anyone had advice on whether it would be more worth while to get a CNA or EMT basic since they are both basically 1 semester courses. I do have 70+ hrs volunteering at an emergency room if that makes any difference as far as clinic hrs go.