just landed my first job as a cna in a nursing home/rehab
this is a very exciting time for me as i have been waiting since last year when i passed the boards to land a cna job
. all this time i have been working as a chha in home health.
my question is: what are the do's and don'ts for new cna's in orientation? what can i expect and how can i best prepare? the orientation begins this monday and i was told it could last for 1 week depending on how "proficient" i am.
i would particularly like current cna's who have had to train/orient new staff at their facilities to answer as well as rn's/lpn's if you are searching this board
. i'm hoping for the best
. as i've stated, my previous experience is in home health so transitioning to facility work is going to be a lot different
; i was told i could have up to 20 pt's depending on what shift i work. supposedly, i will be working 7am- 3pm for orientation, but will be staffed on 3pm- 11pm. those of you who work these shifts, feel free to tell me a little about what to expect as well. .
this can be a continuous thread for new cna's as a reference as well as to share our orientation experience
congrats to all who have just passed the boards and/or are beginning their first jobs!!!