Hi ive been a cna/mat for 5 years now & work in a memory care unit. Im burned out on elderly & memory impaired at that. I have wanted to be a nurse since i was about 5 years old. I enrolled at OCCC for summer but i have to start at the bottom with pre-reqs. Im also planning to take the AUA class this year. I feel as if i work in the hospital it will be a better start for my nursing career. I am a 27 yr old single mom of 3 children. I need to make a change for the better in my career. I have my grandma who lives with me & she takes care of my kids for me when im at work and now when i start school. I get them every other week, me & their dad have joint custody. I would just like any advice on the AUA/PCT (heard they were the same but idk). Best hospitals to work for, work environment in a hospital, pay ?, etc. just anything to give me more of an idea. I do know most hospitals do the 12 hour shifts which is fine with me. Thanks for reading & i appreciate all advice.