CNA rant....why did I become a CNA - page 3

by downsouthlaff

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CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. When you hear the title you immediately think assist nurses and work besides nurses. You search career info on the web you will find a happy person in scrubs with a chart in there hand... Read More


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    Quote from Kris10Noel

    I work at a hospital. I trained at a LTC though. I can't remember there even being nurses around other than the ADN and the nurse teaching us there!
    Cool that's cool u got a hospital job right away the hospitals in my area prefer us to have experience yet I have such a hard time getting in hospitals after 9years cna exp
    The hospitals in my area are cutting costs and their pcts/pcas that's what cnas are called in hospitals good luck w ur job
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    Quote from CNAkat31

    Cool that's cool u got a hospital job right away the hospitals in my area prefer us to have experience yet I have such a hard time getting in hospitals after 9years cna exp
    The hospitals in my area are cutting costs and their pcts/pcas that's what cnas are called in hospitals good luck w ur job
    I know! I felt very blessed and lucky to land a hospital job with no experience. I believe however, the fact that I had a bachelors degree already in bio and want to pursue nursing helped. Also I got my BS in biology from the university the hospital is affiliated with. I work for the state to boot. Pension, all that good stuff! Where I work we're called CA's -- clinical assistants. Where are you from?
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    I work as a nurse's aide in a hospital setting with fairly healthy patients. I find that more than seven or eight patients is too much, I couldn't imagine having forty patients (I've had fifteen and went nuts).

    And eight bucks an hour? That's an insult. You might as well work at Target.


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