I finally after a year of being out of school decided on a plan. I applied to a LPN program, I take my pre-entrance test May 7th (the program i'm applying to stopped giving the NET and started with the WorkKeys test.) upon signing my paperwork, my advisor informed me the class filled up that afternoon so i'd have to wait until Fall 09 to begin the program.
I felt defeated, but I knew this was to be expected. So now i'm trying to figure out what to do with my life, to bypass the year i'm going to have to wait. I currently work in Retail, which I thought was for me, only to find out I really can't do it anymore. Plus the money isn't very good, I know nurse aids don't make much money, but I can't survive on $400 a month. My best friend is a stna/cna, although she is totally advising me aganist it, my school advisor and some nice people here have really convinced me to become a cna. I've talked to my Mom and she's agreed to pay for my classes come June.
I'm worried because i'm not sure I can handle BM or vomiting. I know it's going to take some time getting used too. I eventually wanna work with children/teenagers, for some odd reason, the idea of BMs or vomiting with them don't bother me. Just with the elderly. I'm kind of in a sticky situation right now, because I really do wanna do the cna training, but i'm really worried that I won't be able to handle these simple things with the elderly. It was something I was concerned about with being an LPN but I was hoping maybe I could find something outside of LTC. But for a cna/stna in this area all that is available is LTC or assisted living.