I am currently a CST, decided to to this first before nursing. Today is the first day of my last semester in LPN school and honestly, I hate I waited so long to go to nursing school. While I enjoy most aspects of my job, I have had to deal with layoffs, crappy shifts, being put in super long cases that no one else wants to do, etc. If you want to be a nurse then become a nurse otherwise you will waste a lot of time. I can't wait to become a nurse and leave CST behind, because my dream is to become a nurse not scrub cases the rest of my life.