Quote from SnowbirdinFL
Anyway, the facility has what appears to be a low turnover rate for CNAs and my interviewer told me that she rarely hires inexperienced CNAs but was impressed by me. I have two days of orientation next week and then 30 (yes, thirty) days of training.
I wouldn't worry. At my first nurse aide job, we were supposed to have 2 days of orientation about the hospital, then 7 days of training, then we had to pass a basic exam to show we were proficient in the field.
I had taken a nurse aide training course, but never took the certification exam. They allowed me to take the exam early (after the 2 days of hospital orientation) and I passed the exam. I had on the job training for 6 shifts (2 weeks) where I gradually started doing less shadowing and more doing.
My last day of orientation, the floor was short, so I flew solo and I didn't have any problems. Everything has gone great. My 30 day review was all good and I'm enjoying my job.
I, like you, was also inexperienced with no previous CNA experience. I don't do blood draws (the lab comes up and does those) but I do EKGs, which are so simple to perform (wasn't expecting that).
You'll be fine!!