I am currently a stay at home mom, who wants to get into the nursing field, and work in Labor & Delivery. I have been reading all sorts of information my brain seems to be overloaded. I need to know if you think if it is beneficial to go to school and become a CNA? My other option is a local hospital is hiring Patient Care Associates (in LD) who only require you have a high school diploma (which I have). I know that after reading other threads on here most people thought being a cna/pca before they went to school to become a RN helped. Plus if I get a job the hospital will pay for my schooling. I look forward to reading your advise!!