Aspiring CNA — Hoping for eventual RN

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    M. Armstrong
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    Hey all!

    I’m a 31 year old, mother of 4. I feel like I’m a bit “old” to being career aspirations after having done the things that people normally do AFTER having had a career…marriage, kids and all that.

    I want to get my CNA certification, and eventually work towards and RN degree. Is this doable, or really stupid at my age? Is volunteer experience before getting a CNA a good idea? I’m planning to start volunteering while I wait for my youngest (2 yrs) to go to Kindergarten. I figured volunteering would be a good way for me to have something on my resume’, and sort of dip my toe in the pool medicine.

    I’d appreciate your thoughts on my situation. TIA!

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    wapirowette
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    You are never too old to follow your dreams! I got my CNA license when I was 50 and I start the Rn Program on August 22nd! I am now 54 and age is just an attitude! I don’t feel 54 and never will!
    I am finally following my dream and I am not giving up just because there are those out there who may think that I am too old! I have been working as a CNA for the last 4 years and honestly wish I hadn’t waited so long to finally achieve step one of my dream! I plan on getting my BSN and specializing in oncology, with a focus on pediatrics!
    Never give up and stay true to yourself! If I can do it, so can you!

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    wapirowette
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    Also, volunteering is always good and yes, it does look great on a resume!

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