I can't tell you how badly I wish I would have known this before I started Nursing School. Please if you want to become a RN, go get your CNA and work in the field for a while before enrolling in the program. If you have no medical background please take the time to get your feet wet before you jump in the deep end with no floaties. It is going to prepare you and really give you an advantage in the RN program. I just don't want anyone else to struggle like I am. It will be worth the time and your life will so much less stressful!!!!!
Sorry I would rather work retail or at my local car shop then do something healthcare related while in school.
Bottom line for many people it's not the best way to enter nursing and is in no way necessary. Also being a CNA beforehand can burn people out before they even get started.
Last edit by Dranger on Sep 26, '13