Hi everyone! So I'm facing a bit of a conflict in terms of work experience before applying to nursing schools. I currently work as a behavior interventionist with kids with autism and am in the midst of applying to ABSN and ELMSN programs. As much as I love the kids that I work with, lately I've been having doubts about whether or not this experience shows my genuine interest in becoming a nurse practitioner, especially since I've started to see more people go for CNA positions to strengthen their application and gain more experience with patients.
I see how my current job could be related to nursing, but is that enough? Should I pursue something that is more medical and incorporates more "direct patient contact"?
A lot of students have no direct patient care experience when starting nursing programs
. Any unique skill set you can bring to the profession is going to help you. I'd focus on getting good grades and passing entrance exams.
In northern NV, I know TMCC requires the CNA certification to get into their program
Last edit by soutthpaw on Sep 2