I've been working as a cna for roughly 5 months. Do I love it? No but that doesn't mean I don't want to become a nurse. I have patients and nurses telling me that I'm the best aide they've ever worked with. That's a great feeling to have but the company I work for constantly messes up my payment and schedule.
I do work two jobs. I make more money and work less hours as a waitress. And waitressing honestly works better with my school schedule.
If everything goes as planned (fingers crossed!) I wouldn't start nursing school until fall of next year.
i was thinking about quitting my cna job and instead saving up for a healthcare organization in South Africa this summer. I'm not entirely happy with my cna job because of the constant calls I get to come in and work. I go to school 5 days a week (morning and night) and I'm trying to balance that job and my other without being let go.
Would that possibly hurt my chances of getting into nursing school? I would absolutely love to volunteer in South Africa or any country in need for that matter.
I want nothing more then to become a nurse. I love helping people in need. I just don't want to ruin my chances of getting into nursing school because of quitting my cna job to save up for volunteering in another country. Any thoughts or suggestions?