I am a STNA (stated tested nurse's aide) in Ohio. I am in pre-nursing school currently taking my prerequisites. I work in a nursing home and deal a lot with patients' families' who mistakenly assume I am a nurse, even though our aides wear one color and our nurses a TOTALLY different color. I don't mind people assuming that, but I know what you mean about people assuming that just because you are an aide means you want to be a nurse.
A girl I worked with was working as a aide to get herself through her teaching degree. Oh well, everyonre makes mistakes in assuming too much. I do it all the time.