I am a pre-nursing student and a CNA working in a long-term care facility for behavioral adults with dementia/psychotic disorders. I love my job and my residents so much, but lately my work is getting to me and i'm considering leaving my job. I've been debating this for months now, not knowing what to do because I'm afraid I'll be making a huge mistake. I've been noticing some changes at my facility lately and it's making it difficult to keep working there when I feel that I'm not getting the experience that I need for nursing school. I recently got my CNA 2 license and I am now qualified to work at a hospital. At the beginning of September, I will officially have 1 year of CNA experience and I have began to look at part-time jobs at local hospitals, however I'm extremely nervous to work in a hospital because I'm worried that my CNA 2 program didn't give me enough skills/clinical practice to master the new procedures I'm able to perform. I apply for my nursing program in T-minus 3 months and I couldn't be more excited, however, this whole work issue is seriously stressing me out and I just want to be in a situation where I know I can succeed. I want to become the best nurse I can be because I am truly in love with the nursing professional and I have dedicated my life thus far to educating myself, working hard, and being the best student/CNA I can be. I'm wanting to know your opinions: should I stay at my current job or should I go for a hospital position? I would love to hear your advice and any words of encouragement from fellow students or current nurses!