How long to work as a CNA?

  1. I'm working as a cna right now while I wait to get into nursing school. It's a requirement, but they don't care how long you do it, just that you have worked as a cna within a year of starting the program.

    I'll get to my point, would it be flaky to quit after just 3 months?

    As far as keeping the job longer to get a reference to help me get an rn job later, I don't think my time spent working in assistant living is going to matter much, whether I'm there 3, 6, or 9 months. I could always get a nurse tech job the last 6 months of my rn program for a job reference, that seems more relevant.

    I do enjoy the patient care very much, the other employees, not so much. And I don't want to injure my back before I even become an rn. I do respect my DON though so I don't want to be flaky.

    What do you all think? Thanks, Tofutti
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  3. by   EricJRN
    The problem that I see is this: If a nursing school looks at that on your app and sees that you only hung on for 3 months, they might view it as a negative. In other words, the school might not have a minimum time they want you to work, but they still might make some judgments.