I started taking pre-req classes for nursing back in 2004 and ever since my A&P classes I've always wanted to be an Ob/Gyn nurse, and go on to become a nurse midwife. I got side tracked, joined the military, and here I am going back to school to to become a nurse. I'm still in the process of finishing the pre-reqs and will be done next spring.
My oldest sister, who is an RN, has been giving me "advice" for a while now, she advised me to get my CNA because it will make me a better nurse. I took the class in May, and have been putting off taking the test and getting licensed because after doing the CNA clinicals, I just don't feel like it's something I want to do.
People keep telling me if I don't want to be a CNA I need to change career paths because I'll never make it as a nurse. Are they right? I don't want to waste my GI Bill taking classes and earning a degree in something I'm not cut out to do. Is there any chance of becoming a good Ob/Gyn nurse/Nurse Midwife without having been a CNA?