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I am applying this cycle and have accrued 8000 hrs as a home healthcare aide.  I was wondering if anyone has successfully used home healthcare aide hours for HCE.  If yes, how did you best describe it in the CASPA application?  I want to apply this cycle.   I would prefer not to have to wait another year in order to get certified and work as a CNA, EMT, MA, etc.  Thanks for your assistance!

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Counts for some schools! I have used 2k hours and a few schools accepted. It needs to be through an agency. Look for job description on your agency's website. Getting an EMT this summer would definitely be worth your time.

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