Hello I am starting my ADN program soon and I currently working full time as assistant store manger, I am planning to quit my job soon and work full time as CNA because both jobs paying the same, I am a little bit hesitating about it becuase I really don't know if CNA job helps me in my future career as a nurse or not.
I'm not sure if being a cna before nursing school helps with nursing school. I work as a cna per diem and worked full time this summer between my first and second year. I'll graduate with my adn this May. I think working as a cna has helped me tremendously. I used to be scared of answering call bells, working with male patients, etc. Now it is like second nature and although I work very hard physically I love being a cna most of the time. I also got experience with hoyers and sit to stand lifts as well as colostomy care. It's been valuable experience for me. Oh and I wanted to add that it has helped with time management skills! I used to have trouble with getting just one patient ready for the day in clinical first semester. Now, I am responsible for at least 7 and have had as many as 16 (night shift).
Last edit by erifica on Dec 29, '13
: Reason: Added something I forgot.