I have been a stay-at-home mom for 24 years and currently still have a 4 year old at home. I have always wanted to get into nursing. Our financial situation will be changing (not for the better) and I will be needing a job in about a year. I figured why not start taking classes. I am currently enrolled and scheduled to start CNA school in the Spring 2013 semester. It's 19 weeks long, 3 days per week. It will be quite an adjustment for myself and my family but along with the anxiety, I am quite excited. My questions for you all are is it worth it to do the CNA course, work for a bit, and then take more classes in a few years or should I just keep going with classes? I called the local hospital and nursing homes here and they start out at $13.00 per hour. Personally, I would love to take on more classes, but know I do have a family to balance as well and don't want to get overwhelmed. Any thoughts or tips you may have will be wonderful....how you make your schedule work with kids, studying, work, marriage, etc. What you like about CNA work...anything!Thank you so much!