Middle aged and out of a job. What about being a certified nursing assistant in a nursing home?

I've had a million jobs all these years and now I just turned 49 and I'm unemployed again. I'm thinking about taking the two week immersion course to prepare to be a certified nursing assistant. I used to work in medical office (I worked in a variety of medical offices for about five years)but I bounced around from office to office and then I left the field. I've been working in day care centers for the last five years and now I"m out of work again. Would night shift CNA work be a steady field where I can finally stay in one place for more than one or two years? Any advice from those of you in the nursing field? How do you get "experience" for this type of job? Does working in child care count at all? Perhaps being a hospice volunteer will help? If you have any ideas I do hope you will share. Thank you!

Asked By: - 5/1/2013
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CNA's in nursing homes usually make slightly better money than CNA's who work in hospitals. One con of working in a nursing home is that the work is very hard on your body. Even as someone in my 20's, who's physically fit the nursing home work was really hard on me. There are many patients that you are constantly... More
Answered By: swimmer - 5/1/2013
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