My first CNA job!

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    Hi all!

    I've recently been hired full-time at a LTC facility for the summer until school starts back. It's my first ever CNA job, although I earned by certification the summer before I started nursing school. I was hoping to get a position in my local hospital, but seeing as I've never worked as a CNA before, I wasn't exactly expecting a call! Maybe next summer!

    However, the facility that extended an offer of employment to me is one that I really like and was my first choice out of LTCs I applied to. I'm very excited about starting this job, but also very nervous!! I am confident in my skills to care for my future clients, but what I'm most nervous about is how the job will actually go routine wise. I sometimes put too much pressure on myself to want to do well - and it's starting to build up in my mind knowing I'll be officially starting soon. I'm starting Saturday! :uhoh21:

    I will be working second shift, the hours are 3-11. I'll be with another CNA my first few days to get into the swing of things.

    What was your first day like ever working as a CNA? Any tips to help me settle in quickly?
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    How exciting!! I am also starting a new CNA job at one of our local hospitals in Med/Surg/ortho tomorrow night! I am working 3 12s per week on night shift. I am thrilled, but also a little nervous! I am working with another experienced CNA as well, and hoping I will learn some time management skills pertaining to that area of the hospital from her. I think with any job, it's just a matter of getting into a comfortable and effective routine. Good luck with your new job and congrats on landing it!
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    You're probably in for a rough ride. It's not easy to be the new girl- there's a lot of info to remember, the pace is faster than you're comfortable with, and some of the staff and residents will give you a hard time. The first few weeks suck for pretty much everyone.
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    Good luck...I am in orientation all this week. Today was pretty useless and LONG! I start on the floor the 30th Telemetry/Med surg. nervous!
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    Quote from fuzzywuzzy
    You're probably in for a rough ride. It's not easy to be the new girl- there's a lot of info to remember, the pace is faster than you're comfortable with, and some of the staff and residents will give you a hard time. The first few weeks suck for pretty much everyone.
    You are right, It's sure going to be rough at first to get in the swing of the job. But- I love fast paced work and have always had hard-working ethics on the job and in school, I like to be busy and a little overwhelmed at times, that's what keeps work interesting for me. I am also going into the RN program this Fall and cannot wait to start working like crazy- it just suits me to a "T". It may suck at first, but that will eventually pass. Thanks for the heads up
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    Quote from fuzzywuzzy
    You're probably in for a rough ride. It's not easy to be the new girl- there's a lot of info to remember, the pace is faster than you're comfortable with, and some of the staff and residents will give you a hard time. The first few weeks suck for pretty much everyone.
    I've really enjoyed it! The first few days went by very quickly, and I picked up residents personalities and preferences fairly quickly. My trainer was great and very patient if I had a question; she was around my age, so it made it easier for me to approach her with a question.

    The third day was a little hectic, as I was moved over to a different unit. The staff on this unit seems more catty than the other hall; my original hall was very laid back and super friendly with everyone. But on this hall a few of the other CNAs would mumble and say mean things about each other when the other was gone. Makes me wonder if they said anything about me; good thing I don't care.

    I'm not at work to make friends, but to do my job and be there for my residents and their needs.
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