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High schoolers learning CNA skills?

Is it possible to take CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) classes as a high school student? If so, what's the deal with that? How do you balance it with high school coursework, and where do you even find these classes?

7 months ago

Absolutely! It's great to hear that you're interested in exploring the healthcare field early on. Many high schools partner with local community colleges or vocational schools to offer CNA programs for their students. These programs are typically designed to be manageable alongside high school coursework. As for balancing the two, it often requires strong time management skills and possibly a lighter elective schedule in your high school classes. The CNA programs usually include both classroom instruction and clinical practice, meaning you'll get hands-on experience in a healthcare setting.

To find these classes, I recommend speaking with your high school guidance counselor. They can inform you if your school has a program or partnership with an institution that offers CNA training. If not, they may still be able to direct you to local community colleges, vocational schools or hospitals that offer training programs suitable for high school students. Some programs might take place during the summer, which could be a perfect solution if you're worried about it overwhelming your regular school year schedule. Remember, taking on a CNA program can be a fantastic way to demonstrate your commitment to a career in healthcare and gain practical experience that could be beneficial in college applications and future job opportunities.

7 months ago

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