1. Hi! I'm new here and after getting married and having 2 children I have finally decided to go to college to get my nursing degree. I wanted to find out though if I should get my CNA license first so I can work in the field while getting my degree or not. I'm sure if that's the best plan...
    Please let me know if y'all have any suggestions.

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  3. by   donsterRN
    Welcome to All Nurses!

    There's certainly nothing wrong with working as a CNA while in school; you'll be generating an income in addition to getting valuable experience in the field. Be aware, though, that school is going to take a huge time investment; you may find yourself juggling family/home/work with your edication. Lots of people do it; only you can know what's right for you.

    I wish you tons of luck and success in whatever you do!
  4. by   donsterRN
    Last edit by donsterRN on Feb 21, '07 : Reason: duplicate post
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  6. by   Tweety
    Welcome. It's not a bad idea, that way you're a step ahead and you get comfortable with basic care. But you can also manage without it.

    Good luck.
  7. by   nurseangel47
    & welcome to allnurses! Good luck on becoming a CNA....a GREAT way of introduction to the nursing world....!