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I think i have reached a point of no return with my sons, and im not sure where to go with my own life from here, i am considering going back to school, for nursing. I am 46 and i can only do my cna job for so much longer and i know it, it requires alot of heavy lifting, and i think i have arthritis now, its becoming harder to do my job well.  should i take the chance of schooling even though i may fail alot, and it will take a whole lot of hard work.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 25, 2012
    • I think if you really want to you should go back to school. Your age has nothing to do with it!!!!




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      Butterflyrose wrote Feb 25, 2012
    • I pray that that God’s abiding peace covers you concerning your sons.  

      Yes, go back to school for nursing only if you are passionate about it. In the meantime, weigh the benefits of returning to school vs not attending.  Do you have other skills/interests that you might consider for a career change? Would you be willing to further your education  for that particular career?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 25, 2012
    • My heart goes out to you. Family issues weigh heavily on a mother’s heart so I completely understand. I also understand the hard physical work involved with being a CNA. I completed that program in preparation for applying for nursing school. I know how backbreaking it can be. I’m not going to sugar coat the process of nursing school - it’s greuling. I work on campus in our health center and I’m expecting to go into our nursing program in the fall if I’m accepted. The pre requisites have been challenging to say the least. I’m finishing up Microbiology and Physiology and Algebra right now. We manage the paperwork for the nursing students and my boss is senior nursing faculty. I regularly talk with the students so I know what a commitment it is.

      If you are not wanting to go into the nursing program, you may want to consider something like medical transcription or medical assisting. Medical assisting is an associates degree. I earned a certificate with little effort and the courses involved are a little more palatable than the heavy sciences involved with nursing. Medical assistants don’t make as much money as nurses but it may be comparable or even a little more than you are making as a CNA.

      I hope I’m not sounding discouraging - it’s not my intent. I believe you can do anything you set your mind to, even nursing if that what’s you decide. Contact your local college and see what types of programs they offer. It’s worth an appointment with one of the academic counselors.




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      Msj wrote Feb 25, 2012
    • Cynthia had a wonderful idea!




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Feb 27, 2012
    • Hey dear, I am a CNA and have been a CNA for 6 years now and yes it can be a very hard job and lifting at times is just back breaking.

      However, I did attempt going to Nursing School in 2010 and it was really really taxing on my mind and body.  I am not saying this to make you think you cannot do it but I am just warning you it is not all glory road like how some people make it seem.
      Be prepared to really put in a lot of hours for your school work, cut hours of work which put my family in a financial bind.

      You can also look into becoming a Med Tech at your establishment which will offer you a little bit more money.  As Cynthia said Medical Assisting is a less grueling route to go as well.I wish you well as you are at the cross road of change.




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