I wasn't sure where to post this but being from Iowa, I thought I'd go ahead an post it here.
I have a very strong desire to become a good nurse, to start out I wan't to become a CNA in a nursing home, after my first 6 months I'd like to get CMA certified, and begin college for an LPN, starting with the pre req's first.
It seems I have 2 things going against me, the first being I am not CNA certified, and second I have a drinking and driving charge from a few years ago, which I believe is considered a felony. Now even know I don't drink at all anymore, (use to only socialy), and this is a past mistake I'm not having much luck getting my foot in the door, and they don't tell you why.
I'm curious if it's lack of certification, the "felony", or both? I don't want to give up, and really feel that I could be a good nurse, and curious what I can do. If any of you have any sound advice or tips I would greatly appreciate it.
If I could get my foot in the door, and get CNA certified, theres a community college in my area that offers the Nursing programs
. I imagine I don't need to be a CNA to go thru the program but I think it would be great experience for me for the nursing atmosphere.
Thank you for your time.