Is it really a terrible time to go into nursing school for a second degree? - page 2

I was on my way to becoming a professor in physical geography, when, during my first year in a doctoral program, I realized I was miserable and wanted a career that really meant something. For me, academics wasn't it. It's not... Read More

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    Can anyone recommend a CNA program in Louisville besides Red Cross??

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    The average length of time it takes for new grads to land their first position is 6 months, possibly longer depending where you live. If you can afford to relocate for a job, and if your loan payments are low, then I would say go for it. Otherwise, returning to school may not be wise for you. There are nursing jobs, but the economy has been poor for 5 years. New grads are generally having a rough time.
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    I decided to go for the CNA training. I started last weekend, and I really like it so far.

    My only concern about becoming an RN, especially during those first few years of working isn't so much the hours but being able to take time off. I'll admit, I am spoiled when it comes to that. Being under-employed/unemployed means that I can just leave and travel with my husband whenever I want.

    However, the flip side of that is that I'm bored most of the time. I also feel pretty useless and I can feel my brain turning to mush.

    I've volunteered some, but most organizations in my neighborhood aren't even accepting volunteers because they have too many. Even the library turned me away. Ahhhhh! Now that made me feel awesome.

    I know I won't be able to make up my mind until I actually start working with patients.

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