Hello all! I am so happy to have found this wonderful site. I'm hoping to get some input on my situation:
I am a pre-nursing student, Spring term looks like I'll be taking about 18 credits (Nutrition, Biology, Math & Psych) and after Spring I will be nearly done with prerequisites. Last August I got my CNA. I have never worked since I got it, though I do have experience. Today I had an interview for a nursing assistant position in the rehab unit at a nursing home with the DON and another CNA. They showed me around their facility and all and the interview seemed to go very well. However, when I said I was a pre-nursing student the DON quietly said to the CNA something along the lines of "school and work isn't a good idea." So I'm afraid they won't hire me because I'm in school.
The ultimate reason that I ever got my CNA was to gain experience and to get me ahead and noticed for when I apply for the nursing program. My parents paid a lot of money for my training and I feel horrible for not putting it to use and it expires on July 7 of this year
. Any advice? Thank you!