I am 51 years old and have a full time 8 - 5 job Monday through Friday. But I have always wanted to become a CNA and eventually nurse. Can I train to become a CNA/nurse evenings and weekends, or even on the internet (while still on my day job?). My eventual plan is to continue my day job while doing weekend and/or evening nursing.
Friends are telling me that if I take an online course, no hospital will hire me. Is that correct? (I would like some responses from nurses... would you guys feel like I can be properly trained?) How long does will it take me if I do evening and weekend classes?
What are your thoughts and opinions. Be Honest, I can take it.
Mar 26, '09
My community has partnered up with a local college to offer people a chance to become an RPN (LPN). When I went to one of the information sessions I was worried that at 33 I was going to be one of the oldest ones there. To my surprise I was actually in the middle. My area has been hit hard by this recession and people are looking for a career that is going to offer job security...health care is the field to be in. There is nothing wrong with following your dreams...whatever your age. That's exactly what I wrote in my essay during the entrance test. I am showing my kids that regardless of age it is never too late to have goals for yourself. It will be interesting in September to see the age range of students that were accepted into this program.
Anyway, good luck to you!
Last edit by sunkissed75 on Mar 26, '09
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