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Old 04-24-2014, 09:11 AM
 
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I will soon be moving to San Antonio & would like to find out about Nursing or more likely a CNA program in SA. I will be moving with my military husband & will be living around Fort Sam. We will only be there for 5 months so I would like to atleast work on obtaining the CNA cert (which, at least in AZ, takes around 3 months). Anyone familiar with any good programs?
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:34 PM
 
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My wife did her full RN program thru Galen, I know its not CNA but she chose them over the other offerings here, and now she has a great paying job 1 month after graduation, so no complaints here!

Good luck
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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San Antonio College offers nursing and St. Philip's College offers vocational nursing. Those will be your cheapest options, but I heard there is always a wait list and admission is very competitive. I think a few of the Alamo Community Colleges also offer CNA programs. Another public option for nursing would be the University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio. Your other options for nursing and vocational nursing would be very expensive, for-profit colleges like Galen, Career Point, Kaplan College, and Quest. Hallmark is a non-profit school, but it's also very expensive. Wayland Baptist University and University of the Incarnate Word are some more private, non-profit options. The Baptist Health System also offers a nursing program. The Baptist Health System and, surprisingly, Career Point College have the highest NCLEX pass rates in the area. However, for the purpose of potentially transferring credits in the future, you should probably choose a nursing school that is either CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited.

I think CNA programs are a waste of money since you'll more than likely earn between minimum wage and $11 per hour. The Texas government does keep a list of authorized training providers. We're in region 8.
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