I am contemplating on and off on whether I should re enroll in school for ADN or BSN.
I am only 23 yrs old. I worked as a new CNA for 6 months in a nursing home. They took me in easily because of the low pay and constant quitting and no call no shows at that place. I never wanted to quit.. but the ignorant, ghetto coworkers and ignorant nurses forced me out.
EDIT* I meant that Im trying to get a 4 yr RN degree not RN to BSN
I am petite, only 5'1 and weigh 100-105 lbs..if you ever see me, you would think I look like I weigh 90 but I am not 90. when I started at the nursing home, some CNAS told me I am too small to lift anybody, they said Im too short. A nurse told me Im too small for this job too. I developed my own routine over time and finished on time without asking for constant help after 2 weeks. All of a sudden, the psycho jealousy started to arise in some of the CNAS and nurses because I was able to do the work. I was minding my own damn business... its always a CNA on the wing I worked with that is nitpicking my actions, paying attention to me, and talking out loud like I dont know how to do anything so the nurse can hear. One CNA was all up in my ass, I reported her, she stalked me in the break room and threatened me. I ended up crying in the bathroom that day. As for the nurses, I was about to push the dirty linen cart into this nurse that was harassing me for weeks but I didnt. The one nurse that bullied me like crazy is about 5'11-6'0. She kept calling my name 100 times like Im her dog, snapping at me over stupid matters. Whenever I am about to finish my work on time, she starts calling my name and trying to give me other side work so that I will be behind in my work. When I tried out 3-11 shift, I asked this nurse for soap. She said "Im busy, come around and get it" in a rude disgusting tone like Im her maid. the other nurse next to her was laughing under her breath.
I have been on two interviews for a CNA position at two hospitals, I got rejected at all of them. I noticed the majority of nurses are all taller and bigger than me. Im usually the only small skinny one. They called me the "little one" when I worked at the nursing home. Some residents called me the "little girl" as well.
I am questioning my emotional mental state if it is a good idea to go into nursing with my height and weight. I tried to consider dental hygiene but I heard the job rate is low. I dont know what else to consider