i am currently going thru CNA training and will test out on April 13th. Right now i am working part time at a grouphome for people with developmental disabilities, and i do like this kind of work alot, especially how flexible the hours are.
However, sometimes I get bored and I am wondering if i should try to find a job as a CNA. There is a position open here at the hospital for a registered NA to work part time on med-surg and i am really really tempted to apply.... but i just don't know if a.) CNA training alone with no hospital experience even qualifies me and b.) if i would regret quitting my current job, because i have become quite attached to my clients and c.) if a fast-paced job like at a hospital or LTC would be too much to handle while i am going to nursing school (the grouphome job is pretty much stress free and i even have time to do homework at work occassionally).
Then again, working in med/surg would be excellent experience..... so what should i do? anyone here a cna who works at a hospital? What's it like? How flexible is the scheduling? How stressful is the job? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated :-)