Hello all my fellow nurses! I am currently a LVN. Graduated from diploma program in 2008, worked for about 2 years in the pediatric home health industry. Also interviewed for a new up and running CNA/LVN school for a teaching position. However, I don't think it was very legit. They wanted me to go around and market their program for them, gather students, then I'd get paid depending on how many students I brought to their program....yeaaaaah. Needless to say, I didn't pursue that.
Fast forward to today, and I'm a stay at home mom, about to have my second baby. I am thinking of what I want to do when I return to the workforce. I love the idea of teaching....maybe getting my RN? I enjoyed the work I have done so far, although if only for a short time.
I enjoyed the one-on-one aspect of homecare/pedi care. I have no desire to work in a hospital. A clinic, maybe. But what I'd really like to do is teach CNA courses. I don't believe I'd necessarily NEED a RN degree for that, but would it be beneficial? I've also never worked in a LTC....only during my clinicals while in LVN school. I have provided home care, so I did have to do basic care, as well as "nursing care" for my patients.
Anyways, should I go for my ADN? I don't think I'd go higher than ADN. I already have a BA and at this point in my life, the less school, the better for me. I love education and sharing my knowledge w/ people, but not in the sense that I'd want to instruct would be-LVNs.
And, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think LVN's can also teach in CNA programs....just curious as to what others think.