Should I do it?

Nursing Students CNA/MA


I'm 18 years old in college and I was thinking of getting my CNA certificate over the summer break and then doing some part-time work so I can gain some experience and also strengthen my nursing school application. The thing is, I'm taking classes over the summer as well so I don't know if I will even be able to work. My worry is that I'll spend money on taking classes and then I won't be able to find work that fits with my class schedule. And even if I can fit work into my summer class schedule, I am not sure if I will be able to work during the fall/spring semesters when I'm a full-time student. I'll only be able to work Saturdays and Sundays during the fall/spring semesters, so I don't even know if that's enough to make me qualify as a part-time worker. If there are any CNAs in NYC that can give me some insight, I would be forever grateful.

Specializes in Long term care.

You can always do homecare that will work with your school schedule. You will also likely find work as a fill in for nursing homes, In most places you can choose your shifts, including weekends, holidays and working on school breaks. You may not even have to work EVERY week.

CNA training will be excellent experience for you. Even if you only work a short time.

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