Thanks to all...

  1. Thanks to everyone with there wonderful advise. I have checked out all the programs and have made a decison. I am going thru our community college and get the adn. I compared all the circulum(dont know if I spelled that right)hospital r.n. diploma with the comm.college. The clinicals are about the same in both. At the college you do 4 days clinical to one day in the classroom. I thought that was excellent for an adn program. The only difference is I have english 1 and 2 to take along with a biochemisty and one other humanties elective, which I will choose spanish probably. I also have decieded to work as a c.n.a part time during school. I think this will give me a good foundation to see how nurses click and what to expect from them. Anyhow I am so excited and cant wait to start this rollercoaster.As far as the BSN,
    (lol) not even gonna go there. Re. I will be 41yrs old by the time I am done, and plan only to be a regular old nurse, dont want to deal with anymore headaches in my old age. Just enjoy what I am doing. Thanks again
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  3. by   mustangsheba
    Hey, DC, I STARTED nursing school when I was 41, so neener, neener. I did have everything done except nursing when I started. A suggestion: Devote the time you would expend working as a CNA to studying. Then take the LPN boards your second year and work as an LPN for a couple of shifts a week while getting your RN. The energy you will expend working as a CNA will be better spent at your studies. It is VERY hard work!! I treasure my CNA's and buy them pizza often.
  4. by   Charles S. Smith, RN, MS
    Originally posted by mustangsheba:
    <STRONG>Hey, DC, I STARTED nursing school when I was 41, so neener, neener. I did have everything done except nursing when I started. A suggestion: Devote the time you would expend working as a CNA to studying. Then take the LPN boards your second year and work as an LPN for a couple of shifts a week while getting your RN. The energy you will expend working as a CNA will be better spent at your studies. It is VERY hard work!! I treasure my CNA's and buy them pizza often.</STRONG>
    Mustang...yep, treasure everyone for what she/he brings to the table. I was an orderly and a nursing assistant up til my senior year too and it was my nursing colleagues who supported me the whole way working 40+ hours a week on eves and nocs. In fact, I owe 4 RNs a great debt for helping me to discover my nursing career. I still treasure them to this day!

    regards
    chas

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