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  1. Hello, everyone how's everyone. I am considering going into nursing after I get out of the military (about a year or so) but I'd like to start somewhere now. Any advice out there? I'm currently trying to do some research on being certified as a CNA. Is that a good place to start to get my foot in the door. Any advice will help.
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  3. by   awsnow
    Quote from hard0526
    Hello, everyone how's everyone. I am considering going into nursing after I get out of the military (about a year or so) but I'd like to start somewhere now. Any advice out there? I'm currently trying to do some research on being certified as a CNA. Is that a good place to start to get my foot in the door. Any advice will help.

    I started out as a CNA in healthcare. I feel it is a great way to explore your true interests for becoming a nurse. Today many people go into nursing for job security and decent pay causing our profession to suffer. Being a CNA teaches you to be very humble and compassionate. You will learn that the simple things you do for patients, such as a bath, is far more appreciated than "pushing pills." My experience as a CNA helped me get a head start on the healthcare processes taught in nursing school. Most hospitals will hire nursing assistants without cerfitication; however, that extra step can easily be earned with simple demostration at a certification facility. Many places also have "student tech" positions available once you start nursing school. These positions will allow you to do more skills than a CNA can do. Congradulations on your decision to become a nurse, GOOD LUCK!
  4. by   Renee' Y-Y
    I agree with awsnow. I started out as a nsg asst in high school...which is actually what made me want to become a nurse.

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