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Should i become a CNA or Patient Care Technician first before becoming a Registered Nurse?

I am going to school this summer to become a Patient Care Technician. If i find that i really like this job, will it be best for me to continue my education and become a RN? Also, Is being a Patient Care technician or a CNA stressful just like nursing? In my last sentence i meant to put is being a registered nurse more stressful than being a cna or patient care tech

Asked By: Angel - 12/31/2008
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I work in this area and I would say be a CNA because this is a certificate position and you will be working with RN's so you will be able to get hands on experience also while going to get you CNA you maybe able to do this and get paid at the same time. You should continue you education in becoming an RN this would be... More
Answered By: smiles - 12/31/2008
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i would become a cna -- and far as the stress - yes there is a lot more stress but there is also a lot more pay!!!
Answered By: mister ed - 12/31/2008
 
Some times a CNA and a patient Care Technician are seen as one and the same. Just called by different names. I am a certified CNA, and I can tell you from experience, that a CNA job is a thousand times more stressful than being a Nurse. As a CNA in a nursing home, I may have thirteen patients to care for, with more... More
Answered By: EE,JAEE - 12/31/2008
 
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