David N. Snyder wrote::hello:
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Which type of nursing? If it is as a Registered Nurse, I have heard that they are paid very well, especially in comparison to how much education is needed (probably the "best bang for your buck") with only about two years of schooling beyond high school.
If it is as an RN, the pay probably could be high enough that you could work straight for about 3 months and then take extended breaks if you are careful with the money as it comes in.
Working in a nursing home as a CNA can be a good experience. There is a lot of need for CNAs in hospitals, at least where I live. In a hosiptal it imay be possible to get more training, and in increase in pay to go along with it. It just depends upon what is available when you are job hunting.altar wrote:Ian, Tilt, and everyone else,
I am in a similar position, kind of putting my feet in the water... There is a CNA course starting in April near me that lasts 6 weeks which I will probably take.
I am interested in working (at a low level) using the CNA, and possibly going on to study to be an RN.
It's good to know that working in a hospital is preferable to working at a nursing home, because I've heard that nursing home jobs are easier to get. Any ideas if getting a job at a hospital with just a CNA is reasonable? I figure there must be some need for them.
Most of my career has been in rehab working with spinal cord injuries, head injuries, MS, strokes and things like that, though I did work for a time in a psych unit.IanN wrote:
Tilt, what is your specialty as an RN? I am thinking of ER, ICU, or hospice.
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