Im scared...

  1. After 5 years haven taken the CNA course, I now decided to apply for my certification and work as a CNA. I have a book and I have been watching the free videos and have practice all things I need to practice but I cant find myself even applying yet because I feel I'm going to fail the skills test. Any advice, you CNA can give me. I know I could do this but I get nervous alot around testing time around people I dont know. I know I know this stuff in back of my hands but what if I fail. I will feel like I have let everyone down. ughh... can you help me rebuild my self-esteem, I guess.

    TIA

    Melissa
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   amorecondannato
    don't be scared! perhaps you could contact a local nursing home and inquire if you could shadow someone for a few days before you take your test? i can understand nervousness, i was nervous my first day at clinicals...and then again, my first few weeks at work...but i still experience a sense of wonderment at the human body and human spirit every day that i'm around my residents, fellow cna's, and nurses! you'll overcome your nervousness in time, i'm sure...and lead a very groovy, and rewarding profession!

    just remember, reading it in the books makes it sound so much more harder and scarier than it is in reality! (: i have faith in you!
  4. by   Billsgirl
    try not to be scared...once you are actually doing the tasks it will all come rushing in, it's like riding a bike!!
    you'll do fine!!:}
  5. by   Little*Mami
    Quote from amorecondannato
    don't be scared! perhaps you could contact a local nursing home and inquire if you could shadow someone for a few days before you take your test? i can understand nervousness, i was nervous my first day at clinicals...and then again, my first few weeks at work...but i still experience a sense of wonderment at the human body and human spirit every day that i'm around my residents, fellow cna's, and nurses! you'll overcome your nervousness in time, i'm sure...and lead a very groovy, and rewarding profession!

    just remember, reading it in the books makes it sound so much more harder and scarier than it is in reality! (: i have faith in you!

    thanks so much. i will look into seeing if i could shadow someone around my area to ease out the nervousness. thank you for your support!

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