Quit being a CNA

by DearDylan DearDylan (New) New

I just wanted to share what I've been going through lately. I quit being a CNA at the retirement community I was working at. Now I am working as a receptionist at a chiropractor and I like it so much more. I am worried now though and getting second thoughts about nursing school. I am almost done with my AA, so I have to figure out what I'm going to do soon. I'm afraid I won't like nursing. I honestly am not sure what I didn't like that much about being a CNA, so I can't really say unfortunately. I've been thinking about shadowing a doctor and nurse at a hospital in my town to see if that will help me make up my mind. Fingers crossed it does! I don't know why I'm posting on here honestly, I guess to just kind of express my worries. Not really looking for anything, but I feel better writing it all out.



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I'd say it can all depend on what about CNA work you did not like. Being a nurse can be totally different then being a CNA. But if you dont like the health care environment then nursing might not be for you.

I think shadowing a nurse would be a great thing to do to experience the feeling of not only what the job of a nurse entales but also the feel of hospital life to see if it is an environment you want to have a career in. Good luck.. no matter which way you decide it has to be what your gut tells you

Missingyou, CNA

Specializes in Long term care. Has 20 years experience. 718 Posts

Don't forget that just like CNA's don't JUST work in nursing homes, nurses don't JUST work in hospitals!

If you didn't like the nursing home or hospital there are other areas where nurses work that maybe you would enjoy.


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I think shadowing is a great idea.

It's not like you'd have to work in a nursing home as a nurse.