Need advices to step in to Nursing!!!


  1. Hi everyone!! I am a Venezuelan, recently moved to Atlanta. I have been searching about nursing and I definitely need help!!! I have an Associate Degree in Hotel Management and i have been working in Hotels for more than 8 years. Now I would like to persue Nursing and I am not sure wich degre will be the best for me. I am 32 years old and i have no kids right now but i am plannig to have one in the years to come. I will like to work with kids and I am specially atracted to work with CANCER patients. I am bilingual and certainly not know if that will be a plus in this field.
    I would like you to help me understand the diferences in between CNA, LPN, and RN .Are they any advantages as BSN that you do not have as ADN? How can i plan my career in terms of time, better perparation and jobs options?
    I would like to be "active" soon so I can start interacting with people in the health field. Is there anyone from GEORGIA in this site that can talk to me about this?
    PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    I WILL REALLY APRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS!!!
    THANKING ALL IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!!!
    GRACIAS DE ANTEMANO POR SU AYUDA!!! :wink2:
    ANACAO
    Last edit by AnaCao on Apr 14, '05
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from AnaCao

    Hi everyone!! I am a Venezuelan, recently moved to Atlanta. I have been searching about nursing and I definitely need help!!! I have an Associate Degree in Hotel Management and i have been working in Hotels for more than 8 years. Now I would like to persue Nursing and I am not sure wich degre will be the best for me. I am 32 years old and i have no kids right now but i am plannig to have one in the years to come. I will like to work with kids and I am specially atracted to work with CANCER patients. I am bilingual and certainly not know if that will be a plus in this field.
    I would like you to help me understand the diferences in between CNA, LPN, and RN .Are they any advantages as BSN that you do not have as ADN? How can i plan my career in terms of time, better perparation and jobs options?
    I would like to be "active" soon so I can start interacting with people in the health field. Is there anyone from GEORGIA in this site that can talk to me about this?
    PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    I WILL REALLY APRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS!!!
    THANKING ALL IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!!!
    GRACIAS DE ANTEMANO POR SU AYUDA!!! :wink2:
    ANACAO
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  4. by   stahawkins
    E=AnaCao]
    Hi everyone!! I am a Venezuelan, recently moved to Atlanta. I have been searching about nursing and I definitely need help!!! I have an Associate Degree in Hotel Management and i have been working in Hotels for more than 8 years. Now I would like to persue Nursing and I am not sure wich degre will be the best for me. I am 32 years old and i have no kids right now but i am plannig to have one in the years to come. I will like to work with kids and I am specially atracted to work with CANCER patients. I am bilingual and certainly not know if that will be a plus in this field.
    I would like you to help me understand the diferences in between CNA, LPN, and RN .Are they any advantages as BSN that you do not have as ADN? How can i plan my career in terms of time, better perparation and jobs options?
    I would like to be "active" soon so I can start interacting with people in the health field. Is there anyone from GEORGIA in this site that can talk to me about this?
    PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    I WILL REALLY APRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS!!!
    THANKING ALL IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!!!
    GRACIAS DE ANTEMANO POR SU AYUDA!!! :wink2:
    ANACAO[/QUOTE]
    Last edit by stahawkins on Apr 14, '05 : Reason: delete my message
  5. by   stahawkins
    The difference between CNA, LPN, and RN is quite a lot. A CNA is a person who takes about a three week course and then takes a state test. That's why they are known as certified nursing assistants. They don't make much in pay but they are the ones who spend the most time with the patients. A LPN is a person who takes a one year course (or a two year course part time). They learn about caring for people on a deeper level. They learn about diseases, how to treat diseases, medications, and stuff like that. A RN is a person who goes to school 2 to 4 years. They go into depth. They learn about the body (everything!!). They learn how to do IVs (LPNs can do IVs now, too). They receive a degree when they are finished. RNs are the highest paying of the three but they deserve it for all the knowledge they need to have. I want to wish you the best of luck on this journey!! This a very rewarding career! I have been in it for 7 years. I'm in nursing school right now to futher myself in this business. If you don't know where to look for a school, look on the internet. It should help you. I hope this was helpful. Good luck and God bless!!!!!!!

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