Send a Random Girl 2 Nursing School
"Oh yeah?" I say. "What you gonna go to school for?"
"Nursing," she said.
"What kind of nurse?" I ask.
"It don't even matter!" she said with desperation.
I could see she was so done with the fast food thing. Even still, she was polite and respectful - far from the typical employee at this same location. Although I admit, it's been a while since I'd been.
I drive off and pull up to my house a few minutes later (yes, it's that close...). I eat my chicken in front of the house (I said I was hungry). And as I messily crunch on some really untasty fried chicken, I get this idea. What if I got some friends together and we put this girl through school to get her CNA license?
I don't know her. Never seen her before today. Nothing. The thought just dawned on me. I have about 1300 or so "Friends" on FB, I think. If I put the call out there, maybe people would want to do something kind for this random young woman. So I'm doing something a little different than I've ever thought before.
I did a little internet search for how much it costs. Looks like about $1500 would put someone through a CNA Course, pay for taking the test, and the license. (Anybody who's a CNA, is that right??)
I figured if I could get about 300 of my FB friends to put up $5 each, we could do it no problem. I'd do a Facebook live broadcast presenting her with the gift if we pulled it off. Just a random act of kindness from a few hundred strangers.
Yes, I'm serious.
Will keep y'all updated..... Have a beautiful and peaceful year full of sharing caring and happiness!!!!
OAI, Inc. in South Suburbs of Chicago, currently has a program to pay for CNA training for low income candidates with kids. During training they also pay for childcare and offer additional supportive services upon completion of training. Please call 708-283-5020, if interested in these services. This is real.
I'm confused....does she want to be a CNA or a nurse ? I thought she said nurse. With the money that's been raised so far, she could go for nursing. CNAs work hard and the good ones are worth their weight in gold, but the pay sucks. She will make a much better living as a nurse. Please clarify....
This is truly a "Random Act of Kindness" to have this young lady pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. I am a registered nurse (RN). Being a nurse springs from my childhood. I am grateful to God to have had my undergraduate degree paid for by my employer. I definitely plan to donate to this cause. Good luck young lady and I wish you the best. Put your best foot forward; the results will come!!!!
current nursing student. previous degree from A&M. bartender my entire way. been a dream of mine to become s nurse. I understand completely what student loans mean. over Christmas break I saved to join a CNA class and got my CPR instructors license. left the bars bc I was awake 5 days out of the week with clinicals, school and work. ended up taking a step back bc of the work load and lack of sleep. just finished my first semester and have 3 more left. I work part time as a ED scribe and teach high school kids CPR for free to help prepare them if a situation were to present itself while on campus in today’s society. I plan on joining the Military to serve as an officer nurse to pay back my student loans and work towards getting into grad school for NP. Never seen myself joining but my loans are crazy and feel it’s the best way to pay them back and reach my goal as a “acute NP”