I am a CNA\CMA, to say that I love my job is an understatement! Majority of my family member work in the nursing field.
I have worked for 15 year now! When I see the number it shocks me! My family always said I should go into nursing, but I was your “know it all teen” and I wanted no part of the nursing field. I wanted to be in management, sales and marketing, so that’s what I did. In the beginning I loved it, my company car was a Lexus, and I didn’t need a reason to dress up! I would have breakfast and lunch meetings. My office was the size of most peoples living room, and for lack of better term…. I made BANK! My children financially had everything they ever needed or wanted. My job had a mandatory 50 hours a week, work week, and at first it was okay. I took trips all over the northeast. The down side I never saw my family, or if I did it was always in passing.
In 2015 I needed some change in my life. Now I not sure how thing are in other states, but in North Carolina; you now have to get your CNA before you can go to nursing school. For me this was the best way to start. I told myself I would get my CNA, give nursing a try. If I didn’t like it I only spent hundreds not thousands on my new career choice. From day one I was in love! I have always been a people person, and now I was being paid to care for people, listen and even console them. Not long after being a CNA I was asked if I wanted to get my Medication Aide, at no cost to me I might add! My managers said they wanted me to further my education, that I am a natural talent, and when I am ready to go to nursing school let them no and they would front the cost!
This year I am taking all the classes I need before I enter nursing school, but I am scared! This is a big step, and so far in live I have not failed at anything. I am afraid, I may fail, but I refuse to let my fears keep me down! My dream is to be a Flight Nurse! My mother worries for me, she thinks I have lost my mind! Though she will always support what I want to do.