why did you want to be a cna?

  1. what made you want to be a cna?
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  3. by   kool-aide, RN
    My friend told me I should try it out, so I did, and I liked it. I got lucky!
  4. by   alxndria.mrqtt
    I thought it would be easy to get a job and make it eaiser to get a job as an RN... so far, I'm still looking for a job and still on the waitlist for nursing school! :P
  5. by   mamaxmaria
    i was a year out of highschool... no idea what i wanted to do with myself and was sick of bartending and waitresing... so I did a Medical Assistant program (my friend was doing it, so i figured why not i need to be doing something).. Got a job in a hospital and eventually became a PCT in the ICU... ICU is what made me want to become a nurse

    and now im on my way there :-)

    it's crazy how thing just kind of fall into place and life takes you exactly where you need to go...
  6. by   northernguy
    What other job allows me to wear pajamas at work.
  7. by   Hygiene Queen
    Got into it by accident, I guess.
    My best friend called me up and asked me to take the class w/ her.
    Shoot! I was going to go to art school!
    Sometimes I feel bad I didn't just go to art school, but being a CNA was a huge character builder for me.
    I was a CNA for 23 years.
    Loved it and sometimes still wish I was doing it.
    Hope to teach it and love to train newbies.
    It is so underrated but so incredibly valuable.
    Last edit by Hygiene Queen on Jan 19, '12 : Reason: I need to learn to proof-read.
  8. by   Buduca Sestra
    I wanted to change careers to nursing and knew that experience is key in any profession. Also I noticed from my previous jobs, that the best leaders are the ones that start at the bottom and work their way up.

    I recommend that anyone who wants to be a nurse be a CNA first because if you still want to be a nurse after being a CNA, nursing is definitely the profession for you! :spin:
  9. by   mee9mee9
    my application asked me this question. did you have your cpr certification before you entered a cna program?
  10. by   vintagemother
    I was taking nursing school prereqs and needed to find a job, quickly. I wanted a job in the field of nursing and I wanted a job that would allow me to continue attending school. As a bonus, being certified / working as a CNA will look good on my nursing school applications. I think that I am doing what I'm supposed to be doing.
  11. by   mee9mee9
    what do you love about being an CNA/PCT?
  12. by   veroniicaxoxo
    I didn't really know that I wanted to be. I was in my third year of nursing school when I lost my job as a vet tech. So I was applying for anything that would work around my classes. I was working at petco when I got the call that I had gotten the job. I started in June and have learned so much more than my clinicals will ever teach me. Also made me much more confident with my clinical classes. Also made me realize once I finish my bsn this year I want to go back to for respiratory therapy while working as an RN. I love my job but cannot wait to be an nurse next year! =)
  13. by   IHeartNursing321
    I thought it would be beneficial to me so I can learn more about the nursing profession before I actually pursue it. I also think it will help me gain acceptance to a university BSN program. Also, working as a CNA is flexible because of the option of working in home care, which is what I do on the side. This is important to me since I am going to school. I recently got a job at the hospital though as a patient observer, per diem position, and I am stoked! The nurses at the hospital say that HR usually look for CNA's to fill those positions. So glad I got my CNA license since it has given me numerous opportunities.
  14. by   aowings18
    I wanted to make sure nursing was the job for me and i really wanted to get my foot in the door reguardless if i hated it. I knew in my heart i wouldnt ! I love my job as a PCA on a medsurg unit, there is a lot of variety and ive learned SO much.... I work alongside quite a few new grads who give me advice on a daily basis