I am a 22 yr old hopeful nursing student new to this site. I'm a single mother of an 8 week old son.
Nursing has always been my dream and I am praying I will be able to start LPN school next September, as all the spaces were filled for January. I was thinking about taking the CNA course in January, as sort of a "head start." Does anyone have any thoughts or would I just be wasting $$?
Dec 10, '05
Hi there, and welcome to allnurses.com !!!
And thanks for registering as a NEW MEMBER!
In our forums, you will find all the nursing news, support and direction that you will need as a new or seasoned nurse in the field. We have about 150 forums in total.
Our list of different forums is located here: https://allnurses.com/forums/
Have a topic to discuss or question to ask? Go the the list of forums, pick the forum that best matches, and post in there (PG 13 language ALWAYS). You will get feedback. So, check back often.
Just a few bulletin board reminders for New Members:
*Please protect your anonymity always; we ask, no real names or email addresses be used here for your protection.
*Refer to Terms of Service (TOS) often if you have questions (at the bottom of each page of the site) or ask a Moderator as you need for help.
*No soliciting , advertising or research for commercial purposes is allowed, unless approved by the site Administrator, Brian.
*Please remember, allnurses.com is *not* a medical advice site, therefore, we cannot allow anyone to ask questions of a medical nature for themselves or family/friends, or give medical advice for others. If you have questions of a medical nature, it is best to seek advice from your health care provider or a pharmacist.
*If you come across a post that is offensive, attacking or in any other way violates our Terms of Service (TOS), please report it, by clicking on the red triangle on the bottom left of each page. A moderator will take care of the situation promptly.
*There are a lot of situations where disagreements/debates arise. Allnurses.com encourages lively debate and discussion, as long as members remain respectful of each other. No "flaming" of other members is allowed and if someone does this to you, please do not respond directly. Instead, report the post and let the moderator team take care of this for you.
Well, that should get you started. And, we hope you enjoy allnurses.com and participate often. We are a community of nurses (and future nurses) who enjoy being at the service of each other!
Your Supermoderators for the Introduction/Greetings Forum,
Thunderwolf and SmilingBluEyes
Dec 10, '05
I think taking a CNA course would be a great idea! I recently became a RN. While going to school I worked as a CNA, and then a LPN. I think that the experience that I gained from working as a CNA was beneficial for me. I knew more about what the expect as the role of a RN. I also was more prepared for clinicals than some of the other nursing students in my class who had no prior experience in the health care field. As a RN now, I have a profound respect for CNA's and their hard work, I think part of this is because I have once been there.
Good Luck to you and congratulations on your little one!
Dec 10, '05
Many people become CNA's first and most that I have talked to feel the experience was great for them. It gets you out there in the field and you get to hear, see and feel everything first hand. Plus some facilities may help you pay for school-you can always check!
Welcome to allnurses and good luck with school and your new baby! They are a blessing!
Must Read Topics