Good Morning :-)
I am completely new here- I registered for CNA class yesterday, the class is in march. I am taking it because it is a prereq for nursing school.
I am a little worried, though..... i am 26 and I have two little children..... do i even have a chance of making it through nursing school? How old were you, when you decided to go into nursing?
I do know what to expect job-wise (the cna part)- I worked at a nursing home for two years as an aid, i know how hard the work is. That was a few years ago.... then my kids were born and I was "just" a stay at home mom for a while, until I realized that I wanted more.... after weeks and weeks of soul searching, making up my mind, changing it again, getting frustrated and wanting to give up on the whole college idea, i finally realized what I want to be- a nurse :-) But I know it will be a bumpy road to say the least. My kids are 3 and 1, and even finding the time for the prereq classes is a challenge already.... and my math skills are more than rusty, i dont think i'll pass the placement test....
Plus, it seems to be really hard to get into nursing school.... is it like that everywhere? Here, if i apply next year, the very soonest i will be able to start the nursing program is Spring semester of 2009.... i'll be at least 30 by the time i graduate and sometimes i wonder if i will have the determination to see it all through.... anyway.... step by step, i guess..... first i need to take the cna and then take it from there...
anyway.... just wanted to introduce myself :-)
Have a great day!