I'm in my second semester of nursing school
. I quit my job and my spouse has been able to make ends meet with his income alone. We have two very small children who are not yet school aged.
There is a hospital next to my neighborhood and across the street is a rehab facility and a LTC/memory care center being built. I'm in my 30's, have professional experience in a non-medical field. My concern is I do not have significant medical experience and my area cranks out new grads a dime a dozen. I want to be more competitive.
I'm considering testing for CNA certification over the summer and applying for positions in some of the above mentioned facilities to get experience during my last year of school. My question I suppose, is this a good idea? My husband is solely supporting us so I can concentrate on nursing school. I quit a well paying job to focus on nursing school and as of now am doing well. I'm somewhat torn between getting that experience or just continuing to focus on school and hoping for the best upon graduating.