Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Certified Nursing Assistant

Well....I made it in. Why don't I feel like jumping for joy?
I had my meeting today with my case worker and found that I had passed my tests
and gotten all my paper work finished.
And this means that the government is going to pay for me to take the CNA course.
Not only that...but they will pay for my books and anything else I have to have.
That means when I have to have shoes, scrubs etc....I tell them what I need and they pay for it. :)
I do hope they let me wear clogs again...that is something I grew to love in the restaurant business.
I'll have to have my instructors fill out paper work saying that I am coming to class..no skipping..and then report to my case worker when I finish the course and test--6 weeks.
Can I tell you that I am a tad more than nervous about that test?
I know they will prepare us...but I have never been fond of being a failure. :)
Dear God...please don't let there be a lot of math!
And....I have been out of school for at least 15 years...does this brain still work?
My case adviser told me it would start working fine.....I am going to hold him to that!
So around the 25th of this month....I go back to school five days a week from 8 to 5.
That just might just take some getting used to.
I think I will be pulling out the ole crock pot....that or we will be eating lots of beans since that is about what Keith is used to cooking when I don't. 
Maybe I should send him to culinary school. :)

Of course I won't be bringing in any money during this time...but when I get out they will get me a job.
Should I decided that I do not want to stop at CNA....they will pay for me to keep going. Dean, my adviser, told me that he had a woman start with CNA and is now going for her LPN. It is nice to know that they will pay for as long as I want to go. He mentioned that I might want to go and become a phlebotomists.....you know that sweet person that comes in and draws out vials and vials of your blood. :)
I don't like watching them do that to me...but hey.....maybe it will be different when it is someone else?  

I will say that I just NEVER saw myself going in this direction.
But who knows what God knows that I don't.
At LEAST the uniform will be comfortable and I won't be working in the heat of a kitchen. :)
 
If this is what a CNA is trained to do.....then I guess I do have a jump start. :)
Love you thanks for taking this journey with me...oh...and since we are taking this journey together...anybody want to take my test?
o.k...just thought I'd ask ;)

16 comments:

Michele Williams said...

Congrats! Healthcare is a much needed profession.

Blessings...

Melanie said...

Wow!! What a huge decision to make! I'm sure you'll do fabulous! I'll definitely be praying for you.

SunnySusan said...

Oh my sister...you will make the best CNA out there....because you have Jesus in your heart!!!!

Denise said...

I am so very proud of you sis. You are going to do great. I love you.

Winging It said...

You will be AWESOME! God will use you in so many ways! Can't wait for your posts on the myriad of ways...I saw this verse on m blog for the Biblegateway verse of the day, and it so fits! "“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD." Remember, the BEST part of that, is that HIS wys are HIGHER than ours! I have a feeling that some of that "exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we can ask think or imagine" is coming your way!

Shirley said...

If God gave you this opportunity...
then you will do just fine...He will see to that! You will do just great! I am so happy for you. Hugs.

grey like snuffie said...

WOO HOO!!!! Who but God knows why this path and what it will entail...may not even be so much the academics...but the lives touched along the way....Jer. 33:3 Call to Me and I will tell you great and mighty things which you do not know (math). :o)

luvmy4sons said...

Yea! Way to go! How awesome! I knew you could do it! I wear clogs to my clinics! They have nurse mate clogs! I think you have a great heart to be a CNA! I know as an RN I would love to have a CNA with a heart like yours! Who knows what God will do with this. Congratulations girlfriend!

MelanieJoy said...

God does have a way of sending us down roads we would never taken on our own. You are going to do great! I have faith in you but more important you have faith in Him. I understand about the worry of test.....ugh! Talk with you soon...love ya!

Oh Sew Good said...

Very cool! I think it's quite normal to be a tad nervous but I'm also sure you're going to do very well. As for your math, you might enjoy Danica McKellar's "Math Doesn't Suck" and "Kiss My Math". Actually, I'm sure your daughter would enjoy these too. :)

Pastor Lisa said...

Congratulations on going back to school! You'll love it!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Wow! Congratulations- I am proud of you for starting this new adventure- I think I would be very nervous to go back to school, etc. Reading this made me think what a blessing you will be to the people you work with. While pregnant with my 3rd, I was helicoptered out of my area in the middle of the night and taken to the city as they thought I was going to go into labour at 28 weeks. The days that followed were kinda scary, but I would read through God's promises for comfort. One night while I was reading, a new nurse came, saw me reading and gave me more comforting scripture to read- what a blessing she was to me- not just the scripture, but also knowing that another believer was there with me.

Denise said...

CONGRATS you have been busy since I have been gone! Good for you... There is such a need in the health care industry and such a need for Christan care givers...... You go girl!

I am back to blogging and have missed you all so much.....

Sending hugs !

Lynn said...

I am soooooo excited for you and am really praying for you. I just know that God is at work in your life and preparing you for the next step that you'll need to take for him. I love you sooooo much my friend.

Sandi said...

Good for you. I know you can do it.

Terri said...

Sharon,
Thank you so much for reading my blog.Yes, it is long,however hang w me girl. It's a God story and you will see this as it unfolds.
I love your blog! each time I visit I find new inspiration.
Had forgotten you are in Carolina,another reason I enjoy visiting so much.I was raised in VA and NC and in my heart that will always be home.Keep those pics coming! I may have to give you my phone# just to hear that wonderful Carolina drawl.
Blessings and Happy Blogging,
Terri Baker