While in nursing school, I had three deaths in my family in a very short period of time. One of these was a suicide. The results were devastating, and I just could not put forth the amount of concentration required to succeed in nursing school. I completed an intro course, med surg, and a couple of weeks of mother-baby. After that experience, I feel that teaching is a better career for me. It is demanding in a completely different way, and it interests me more. An added bonus is a family-friendly schedule. I took a few months off to just gather myself, and am now looking for employment. My period of unemployment is nearly a year now.
So now I am looking for CNA jobs, so that I can afford to go back to school in education. I would like to be a teacher's aid, but I need the living wage of about $10-11/hr that a job as a CNA provides to fund my education, which a teacher's aid job does not provide. I had two years of experience as a CNA prior to nursing school. Should I put on my CNA resume that I had a brief stint in nursing school? I learned a lot in med-surg, but I think putting it on my resume may highlight the fact that I did not meet a goal that I had set for myself.