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Posted by on Jul. 28, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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Hi ladies well let me start of by saying im not a cna yet im wantting to go to collage when my kids start back to school this next month (if i get the finaical aid) But my question is what all kind of stuff did you have to take to become a cna and was it that hard How does it pay (if you dont mind me asking) and ladies if you have any other advice id love to hear it

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mummaofsbe
by Group Owner on Jul. 29, 2008 at 12:53 AM

Hi, I took the CNA course when I was 23.  I was working full time and had a 8 month old.  I thought it was going to be hard.  But it really wasn't.  Alot of it is common sense.  And the anatomy part wasn't at all like I thought it was going to be.  I didn't really get great grades in school growing up.   I was a C average girl.  But I got A's in the CNA course.  And I only got two wrong on the finial exam.  And one of those was my fault.  I miss read the sentence.  So I knew the answer, but put the oppisite. 

I took the 16 week course here in Wisconsin at our local tech school.  And it was all night classes.  So the nights I didn't work at my ful time job I went to school.  But it was only for 16 weeks, and well worth it.  I was only making minimun wage at that job and after I got my CNA and found a job I make about 14.60 a hour now.  So for me it was WELL worth it. 

I hope you pursue the course.  Esp if you are planning on going on in school (LPN or RN). 

I hope I was helpful.  I was scared to try but I am sooo glad I did.

Good Luck. TamiLee

hill2
by on Jul. 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM

Well I took my CNA course a while back when I was 19 in 1999. I actually worked nights FT and did school during the day! I was TIRED! It wasn't hard the course is really a piece of cake its the job thats a challenge! Now honestly every state varies on pay...Out in AZ pay is 12-15. I currently make 14.80 now. I know some states they barely make 8 so depends where you live.

I took a CNA course that was run through a hospital (8 weeks) so I never had to take any generals before starting and I actually got paid to go to school that part was so cool. Now thats hard to come by these days! LOL

 

GOOD LUCK!!!

 

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