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Student Nurse to CNA

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Hello all!

Just wanted some clarification on how to obtain a position as a CNA.

I have completed fundamentals already and started to apply to hospitals but noticed a lot of them say "need CNA certificate"..

I feel like that applies to me so would I need to take a course, which I think I wouldnt need too from what I have been told, or should I like petition the course or something....

Not sure what I am supposed to do...

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Hygiene Queen specializes in ......

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Even though they may say you need your certification, sometimes a hospital will accept a nursing student who has completed at least one clinical rotation. You can always call and ask if they do this.

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If they do not, you can take a CNA course and get certified--there's usually many available, do not take a really long time, and then you have the certification.

But I would call directly and ask.

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vintagemother specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC,.

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At my school, you get a copy of transcript stating you finished fundamentals or whatever the CNA equivalency course is. Then u apply to get an NA cert. You take the written test and the skills portion and then u get an NA cert just like a person who went thru a traditional Cna class.

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