I have not heard of anyone having the situation I do, so I'll try to explain. When I was in college the first time, I worked in many roles including Phlebotomist and ER Tech. I eventually ended up with a degree in a field other than healthcare and worked several years until I had kids. I have never gotten the satisfaction in my chosen field as I did while in healthcare and knew I'd be back in school again. I have been accepted to an ABSN program and excited about the opportunity - I feel like I have been given a second chance! In the meantime, I would love to work part time as a CNA or related position. I have applied to every hospital multiple times with no luck. Would it be seen as a negative to have worked in the field, quit for another field and try to re enter? I was hoping that some of my prior experience might count for something. Has anyone done this and been successful? I am open to suggestions!