CNA Tasks & Plebotomy?

  1. I found a cna course in detroit where I live that I may take but have a few job duties questions? I really like helping people but and I feel bad about this don't think I could handle giving baths or changing older peoples diapers. I would really like to work in a rehab or psych place. I guess I'm wondering if this is not the right job for me,if I could do it but find a job not with those requirements,or any other thoughts people may have. The other thing I was looking into is Phlebotomy but was wondering how long the typical training is and how much a program costs?Thank you for any help you can give me.
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  3. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    << I really like helping people but and I feel bad about this don't think I could handle giving baths or changing older peoples diapers.>>

    I don't know about the state of Michigan, but in the state of California and most other states, that's basically what a CNA is trained for. Don't look at it as something permanent....Look at it as a stepping stone....You wont be doing it forever and it gets your foot in the door....

    <<I would really like to work in a rehab or psych place.>>

    I'm a CNA with a special Rehabilitation Certificate that I got after I completed the CNA class...I've been trained to work with PT, OT & ST....When you work in that particular environment you wont be changing the diapers or bathing them (LVN's do bathe patients too)....but here in California if they're short on the floor they'll pull the Rehab Aide to do CNA work...


    <<The other thing I was looking into is Phlebotomy but was wondering how long the typical training is and how much a program costs?Thank you for any help you can give me.>>

    Here in California most community colleges offer it as a one semester class....They pay well in the hospitals if you do decide to go that route....Good Luck
  4. by   casi
    Honestly that is apart of ANY cna job. Basically every skill I learned except for range of motion, vital signs, or feeding had to do with bathing or toileting. If you are planning on becoming a nurse it might be worth just getting used to it now.

    The Phlebotomy course offered through my school is a month long 2days a week 4 hours a day. It costs $749. Though there are big bold letters that state it's a hands on course and all must participate.

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