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?