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Question: Taking CNA State Board with RN clinicals & no CNA class...is it possible?

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by reesedatdude reesedatdude (Member) Member

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Hi Everyone!

I'm hoping that someone may be able to answer this question for me. If I am currently enrolled in Nursing (RN) courses/clinicals, would I be able to take the CNA State Board exam and obtain my CNA license without enrolling in actual CNA courses?

I'm just wondering because I may need to quit my current job soon and do something different because of Nursing courses...something with more flexibility but I don't have the time at the moment to take a CNA class.

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Thanks so much! I'm in Wisconsin, but I believe I've heard the same thing before. I mean, it only makes sense though. I'm wondering how I can get more info...I'll probably just search the net a little more.

Thanks again MsSantana!!!

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I ended up finding out what my state's requirements were...coincidentally right from their Department of Health Services website. Here in Wisconsin, we have to have taken classes that satisfies the Nursing Aide requirements (usually the first clinical) and at least 32 hours of clinical experience.

Just thought I'd share my findings in case someone else may have been or are wondering the same thing.

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blackandyellow specializes in CVICU, CCU, MICU.

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In my state once you are done nursing 1 you can take the CNA test. I also know some hospitals(it may vary by state) will hire you without your CNA as a PCT after you have completed some nursing classes.

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