What should I do now?

  1. 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!
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  3. by   tomc5555
    I think you should post this thread on the nursing forum.
    Good luck.
  4. by   JDZ344
    If you truly want to be a RN, then don't be discouraged. Keep applying.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
  5. by   lmccrn62
    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!