Hey everyone this is my first post on allnurses! So I have just finished my pre requisites for nursing and am working to get my name on the waiting list at my local community college. The waiting list however is 18-24 months long so I was interested in becoming a CNA in the meantime.
I found a gig (and it's a state job with state benefits and all) and they will pay me for my training and state certification test. The catch is I would have to work for them full time for 2 years, which will likely overlap with my ADN program. This would mean I would go to school full time, work an 8 hour shift on Friday and a 16 hour shift on both Saturday and Sunday. Is this a good idea for me to do? I know nursing school
is a lot of work so committing to something like this makes me nervous but at the same time I think it would be a great opportunity for me. Any advice is appreciated!!