Hello, this is my first thread, so please excuse any mistakes I may make. I am currently a CNA and I have just graduated from a LVN program, now waiting to take the NCLEX. I wanted to know if anyone has found success in entering the work environment as a CNA then moved into a LVN position. Although I wish to specialize in a few years with a MSN, I am open to any LVN opportunities to gain experience and to work on my "soft" skills. I am also open to volunteer work on the side.
Some background information, this is my second career, I used to work in corporate environment as an administrative/exec assistant. I have previous college education. I am married, in my forties with three small children. I decided on nursing because of the challenges it can present and the fact that there is always an opportunity to learn new skills, information, etc. But most of all, I want to help people learn how to help themselves, to provide them with the knowledge to make better choices in regards to their health.
Thank you for any advice you can give!