Thanks for the replies. I feel like I'm having an identity crisis
Honestly, it was my first day and I was very flustered. I didn't like the thought of only having to take care of the elderly in a nursing home. I didn't enjoy wiping poop and doing peri care. But here's the thing, I wouldn't mind it once in a while, but it's not what I want to be doing full time, and only that. I think I wanted to be more active in a medical setting, rather than a home care setting. I am not sure if this makes sense- I am also trying to figure out myself, why I did not enjoy it at all. I am dreading going back again.
Why I want to be a CRNA- I'm not 100% sure because I haven't even gone through nursing school yet, but I realized that I want to be involved medically and in a hospital setting, helping people. But I especially want to contribute to surgery/operations, but without being a surgeon. I don't know if there are other types of nurses that are involved in the OR - but I also am interested in anesthesia. I was thinking about med school and going into anesthesiology, however I decided I wanted to be a nurse over a doctor.
Can I ask everyone how a CNA differs from a RN? As I've mentioned, my CNA teacher (LPN) says that I won't be able to be an RN if I can't even be a CNA
I have no one else to ask for nursing advice so I really appreciate any responses.
Thank you so much.