I received official word… I passed all my state tests and I am officially a CNA (Certified Nurses Assistant)! Woohoo!
Wow all my hard work and determination paid off. Holy crap. During my classes I had such a rough time balancing school and work. I had tried taking a little time off from work, but it all got messed up in translation. I ended up working overnights and going to class with little or no sleep. I still got A’s on every test and learned a lot. All I can say to that is Huzzah!
Getting this certification has renewed my confidence on going back to CSU and finishing my bachelor’s degree in Business. I took a break (again) in order to take CNA classes.
Once I get my certification in the mail I am off to apply for jobs that pay a whole lot more than what I make. I originally thought I wanted to stay with my current company, but since I would still not be guaranteed hours I know I can go somewhere else and get most of what I want. I will still probably work nights and weekends, but the pay will offset the lack of freedom. Besides I only spend money and slack when I have weekends and evenings off. If I’m working I get more done with school, home and life in general.
Who wants to celebrate with me? I’ll be in Denver soon- FBS