Does this count as clinical experience?

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  1. TamarMD

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    I work as a CNA/HHA. Right now I'm working mainly on my HHA certificate, but when I move closer to my school I'll be working on my CNA license. Will this count as clinical experience?
     
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    If you are working with patients as a CNA then yes.
     
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    what about working at a clinic with the patients? does that count as clinical experience?
     
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    Ok thank you. I just wanted to be sure because I don't have any clinical experience. I'm hoping to start volunteering at a Hospital soon but I also wanted to know if my job would count as well
     
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    Your job as a clinical experience is more valuable than what a lot of other people list as their clinical experience.
     
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    Ok thanks. The most I hear from people is "you'll have great bedside manner" but no one ever mentions clinical experience. Most of the people that I read about on SDN always seem to have EMT as clinical experience so I wasn't quite sure if being a CNA counted for anything. Thanks for the clarification.
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