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