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ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 28993 posts
20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ChristinaLynne:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ... [snip!] ... varies, each state has their own required amount of hours. The CNA program out here is like 600, not including fees and books."</blockquote>




Yeah it's 3 classes at my school but the state if Arkansas pays for people to become cnas because they are needed. I didn't pay anything for the class or test.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65042 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting Barbara Outten:" One of my nurses at my OBs office told me that I wouldn't be anything more then a CNA with my ASN, I have to take the ASN to get my BSN, and I plan on getting my BSN. That's what confused me. "


She doesn't know what she's talking about. So many people frown upon RNs who "only" have an ASN, but clinically speaking, there isn't a difference between an ASN-RN and BSN-RN. I'm in a ASN-BSN program and I don't even have to take any clinicals.

JΔS Georgia 72695 posts
20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Barbara Outten:</b>" One of my nurses at my OBs office told me that I wouldn't be anything more then a CNA with my ASN, I have to take the ASN to get my BSN, and I plan on getting my BSN. That's what confused me. "</blockquote>




Well she's stupid. CNA is a certification, an associates is a degree.

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Barbara Outten:</b>" One of my nurses at my OBs office told ... [snip!] ... my BSN. That's what confused me. "</blockquote> Well she's stupid. CNA is a certification, an associates is a degree."


That's what I thought, I should have just taken my CNA through the vocational center in high school. I figured I'd ask to make sure. I called my University and they said I'll be taking the N-CLEX-RN test at the end of all my schooling. In 5 friggen years.

JΔS Georgia 72695 posts
20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Barbara Outten:</b>" That's what I thought, I should have just taken my CNA through the vocational center in high school. ... [snip!] ... I called my University and they said I'll be taking the N-CLEX-RN test at the end of all my schooling. In 5 friggen years. "</blockquote>
Are you IN the nursing program or doing prereqs? I mean either way, why in God's name is it going to take you 5 years?

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Barbara Outten:</b>" That's what I thought, I should have just ... [snip!] ... Are you IN the nursing program or doing prereqs? I mean either way, why in God's name is it going to take you 5 years?"


Its all wait listed. I've taken what I could since I applied. I applied 2 years ago and they informed me that at the time of my application it was between a three and five year program due to the overflow of nursing students. I'm working on a certificate degree in forensic science while I wait to take my core classes and start clinicals.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65042 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting Barbara Outten:" Its all wait listed. I've taken what I could since I applied. I applied 2 years ago and they informed ... [snip!] ... students. I'm working on a certificate degree in forensic science while I wait to take my core classes and start clinicals. "


Ugh, I remember being wait listed. I was going to have to wait 2 years to start clinicals, so I switched to a private university (which was 5 times more expensive) so that I could begin clinicals right away. I ended up getting pregnant, taking a year off and then starting clinicals. I should've stayed on the wait list at the other school and saved myself a ton of money!

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Ugh, I remember being wait listed. I was going to have to wait 2 years to start clinicals, so I switched ... [snip!] ... year off and then starting clinicals. I should've stayed on the wait list at the other school and saved myself a ton of money!"


It's horrible. Thankfully my Pell Grant covers all but the cost of my books.