Best part about being a cna

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    Attention all cnas, tell me the best part about your jobs
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    The best part about being a CNA idk where to start. I love doing what I do and I can't wait for more responsibility once I become a nurse. I love my residents, they make me smile constantly, I love making them smile, I love a majority of my coworkers because they are hilarious and make working night shift so much better (nurses included) I love where I work although some things about this job annoy the crap out of me hmmmmm I could go on but I think I hit the important points
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    I get to wear pajamas to work.
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    Quote from mskrisCNA2bRN
    The best part about being a CNA idk where to start. I love doing what I do and I can't wait for more responsibility once I become a nurse. I love my residents, they make me smile constantly, I love making them smile, I love a majority of my coworkers because they are hilarious and make working night shift so much better (nurses included) I love where I work although some things about this job annoy the crap out of me hmmmmm I could go on but I think I hit the important points
    I agree. I was a cna for 9 years now I didnt get into nursing school but I'm pct and EKG certified the economy is bad and I'm still at the current nursing home where I work. It's been going downhill, I haven't had a raise in 3years and it seems they hire just about any nurse and aide off the streets but I do work with some great staff, my favorite part is working with awesome and helpful cnas and nurses makes my days go smoothly with a good attitude and teamwork. I like the patients I care for I been quite attached to the patients and it's my 6th year at my job, I feel like these folks are like family to me. The management at my job gave me a big fruit basket after my father died last summer. I had current and former coworkers come to my dads wake with flowers cards support and money. I made good friends at my cna job yet i mostly keep tomyself. Im frindly but dont kiss butt. Friendships come naturally and unexpectedly, I worked at another nursing home for almost 3years before I came to the nursing home I currently work for and I loved my patients at my other job but not the new management and lazy cnas and nurses well I'm looking to get into home care hospice and assisted living maybe group homes where I can give them my undivided attention. I did home care last year as my 2nd job for hospice patients I was paid well since the families recruited me and paid me cash. I loved the 1:1 care and attention in home care and less drama and no one on my tail. But for now I still have a job I just have to keep on trying good luck with nursing school hon
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    Quote from funtimes
    I get to wear pajamas to work.
    Bahahaha u mean scrubs lol I wear white scrubs white is our strict uniform colors no prints no colors female housekeepers are in green scurbs male housekeepers and maintenance wear white shirt and black pants. Physical occupational and speech therapy staff wears denim blue scrubs dietary are in white shirts black pants and aprons. White is for nurses and cnas
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    The residents, of course! I love the elderly, and find taking care of them and contributing to the quality of their life to be very fulfilling and rewarding. I first knew that I wanted to take care of people for a living when I took care of my dad when he was terminally ill from cancer. I was devastated when he passed, but instead of letting it bring me down, I tried to turn a negative into a positive. I wanted to honor his memory by helping others, taking care of those who can't take care of themselves. And so far I haven't regretted my decision. I love the sweet, cute, funny etc. people I've met since I started this line of work, good people in bad situations, and I'm glad that I've been there to make their lives a little better. I enjoy the little things like feeding and bathing, I like being able to make a person more comfortable by giving them a thorough bed bath and powdering + lotioning them up afterward.

    I also love how much I've seen and learned since I started working as a CNA. I've only worked as a CNA for 4 months, and already I've experienced and learned to deal with many different types of patients, including those suffering from dementia/Alzheimer's, strokes, developmental disabilities, COPD, psychiatric illnesses, etc etc. It's been a real eye-opener and one that I'm sure will benefit me if I decide to further my career in healthcare.

    I also love how many job opportunities that have opened up for me since I got my training and certification. I've already had two jobs where I basically hired on the spot thanks to being a CNA. I think it's a good job field to get into and one with a lot of options if you can handle the dirty work and some of the other less pleasant aspect the job entails. CNAs can work in home health, nursing homes, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, group homes, etc etc. Not only that, but it's something that helps others and serves a good purpose.
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    Quote from TurtleCat
    The residents, of course! I love the elderly, and find taking care of them and contributing to the quality of their life to be very fulfilling and rewarding. I first knew that I wanted to take care of people for a living when I took care of my dad when he was terminally ill from cancer. I was devastated when he passed, but instead of letting it bring me down, I tried to turn a negative into a positive. I wanted to honor his memory by helping others, taking care of those who can't take care of themselves. And so far I haven't regretted my decision. I love the sweet, cute, funny etc. people I've met since I started this line of work, good people in bad situations, and I'm glad that I've been there to make their lives a little better. I enjoy the little things like feeding and bathing, I like being able to make a person more comfortable by giving them a thorough bed bath and powdering + lotioning them up afterward.

    I also love how much I've seen and learned since I started working as a CNA. I've only worked as a CNA for 4 months, and already I've experienced and learned to deal with many different types of patients, including those suffering from dementia/Alzheimer's, strokes, developmental disabilities, COPD, psychiatric illnesses, etc etc. It's been a real eye-opener and one that I'm sure will benefit me if I decide to further my career in healthcare.

    I also love how many job opportunities that have opened up for me since I got my training and certification. I've already had two jobs where I basically hired on the spot thanks to being a CNA. I think it's a good job field to get into and one with a lot of options if you can handle the dirty work and some of the other less pleasant aspect the job entails. CNAs can work in home health, nursing homes, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, group homes, etc etc. Not only that, but it's something that helps others and serves a good purpose.
    Amen I totally agree and I'm so sorry bout ur dad ur in my thoughts and prayers
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    Quote from CNAkat31

    I agree. I was a cna for 9 years now I didnt get into nursing school but I'm pct and EKG certified the economy is bad and I'm still at the current nursing home where I work. It's been going downhill, I haven't had a raise in 3years and it seems they hire just about any nurse and aide off the streets but I do work with some great staff, my favorite part is working with awesome and helpful cnas and nurses makes my days go smoothly with a good attitude and teamwork. I like the patients I care for I been quite attached to the patients and it's my 6th year at my job, I feel like these folks are like family to me. The management at my job gave me a big fruit basket after my father died last summer. I had current and former coworkers come to my dads wake with flowers cards support and money. I made good friends at my cna job yet i mostly keep tomyself. Im frindly but dont kiss butt. Friendships come naturally and unexpectedly, I worked at another nursing home for almost 3years before I came to the nursing home I currently work for and I loved my patients at my other job but not the new management and lazy cnas and nurses well I'm looking to get into home care hospice and assisted living maybe group homes where I can give them my undivided attention. I did home care last year as my 2nd job for hospice patients I was paid well since the families recruited me and paid me cash. I loved the 1:1 care and attention in home care and less drama and no one on my tail. But for now I still have a job I just have to keep on trying good luck with nursing school hon
    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad but I'm glad that you've got such amazing people that surround you and care about you. I must agree that the patients are amazing and thanks for the good luck wishes I can't wait to start


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