changing careers

  1. This site has been a huge help to me. I am 48 yrs. old and coming out of a 19 yr. teaching career. I have enjoyed the younger ones and now I want to give some time to the older ones. I think I am leaning toward
    CNA and then LPN or RN. After reading a few comments that was posted to the site; I can see that if I decide to continue this new career in nursing,I know that this site will be a great deal of help to me just as has been in the time that I have spent reading comments from different people.
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Papadog
    hi, i signed in today as i saw your comments on , catheters and iv's for aquapheresis, I'm in new zealand and we don't do this procedure, I bought a aquadex flexflow from usa, doctors here won't use it so I HAVE MY GRANDSON wanting to do the procedure, he doesn't want me passing without us trying. fluid retention is what I have, and have no other way to relieve it. we are learning as much as we can as we have no experience other then a possibility.
  4. by   Rachel_Nurse08
    At 48, I would recommend becoming a nurse because CNA work is too strenuous on the body, preferably the back. Best of wishes in your new travels
  5. by   Workitinurfava
    Go for nurse educator but I believe you will need your Masters degree. Floor nursing can be strenuous to the point of forcing early retirement for many nurses and even career switching. Good luck!