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Externship Hours

Hi, I'm a student, a nanny, a mom and a wife. School has been going great, hard but great. I'm gone from 9 A.M. for work 'til 10 P.M. for class. What kind of externship hours do you work? Do you get paid? I have a 30 hour a week nanny gig, the family has been great to me, so I don't want to screw them over.

Your Professional Title/Credentials: Student

Are You Still In School? yep

Are You Working? yep, but not as a MA

Re: Externship Hours

My classes were from 8:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. daily. My externship didn't start until after I was done with all my course work. It was 9 months of classes followed by a 420 hour externship which works out to about 3 months full-time. It was non-paid.

Lorraine

Your Professional Title/Credentials: CMA, CNA

Are You Still In School? No

Are You Working? Yes

Re: Externship Hours

420 hours is customary for accredited programs. You can expect to work from 9-5, or whatever the office hours are at your externship site. My school required that we extern during day hours (I have NO idea why), so I had to switch to an evening work schedule.
It's tough, working 8-5 non-paid, then 5-12 at a regular job.
In the end, though, it's so worth it...

Your Professional Title/Credentials: RMA, BMO

Re: Externship Hours

Oops...sorry, need to make a correction. It was 6 months of classes and 420 hours externship.

Lorraine
CMA, CNA

Your Professional Title/Credentials: CMA, CNA

Are You Still In School? No

Are You Working? Yes

Re: Externship Hours

Wow- 420 hours of externship! Here in Vegas it's only 160 at accredited schools. I guess it's different for every state.