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What should I do now?

  1. 0 Hi everyone, I am currently a LNA working at a hospital in Concord, NH and making decent money. I recently applied to the nursing program at a local school and was denied acceptance. There were only 30 positions available and over 100 applicants. I really wanted to go into nursing school and now I am kind of discouraged and don't really know what to do from here. I am 25 years old, have continuously changed career goals and finally found that the medical field is where I want to be. I absolutely love my job as a lna now but I know that this is not something I will want to be doing for the rest of my life.

    Should I continue the struggle and keep applying for the nursing program year after year and to different schools? or is this a sign saying maybe this just isn't the right direction for me? I was also thinking of maybe going and getting my medical assistant certificate? I already have an associates degree in business management by the way. But I hear that medical assistants make just the same, or sometimes less than lna's. So why waste the time and money for something that (1) I don't know if I will like and (2) will be making the same as what I am now.

    So what should I do? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  2. 3 Comments

  3. Visit  tomc5555 profile page
    #1 0
    I think you should post this thread on the nursing forum.
    Good luck.
  4. Visit  JDZ344 profile page
    #2 0
    If you truly want to be a RN, then don't be discouraged. Keep applying.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
  5. Visit  lmccrn62 profile page
    #3 0
    Don't be discouraged! If this is your calling anything is possible it about what are you willing to do to get there? Perhaps go to a couple of the nursing programs in your area and talk to someone and find out what you need to do to make it happen. Good luck!