I started my CNA job last week and I'm coming here to vent in hopes that some of you can make me feel better! I really like job and enjoy every second of it; 8hr shifts feel like 4 hour shifts because I truly love doing it. However, I feel over burdened and incompetent. I don't know if this is normal for new CNAs to feel this way or not. The hardest part for me is learning all the residents names, and knowing what they do and don't get. I don't know if this feeling is normal or not... Did any of you feel this way? I'm hoping that after a month or so ill feel more competent and comfortable. I'm just scared I would be able to do it; but I know I can because I have my heart in it and not just doing it "because I have to" I'm doing it so I can get experience before I graduate nursing school
. Basically I just want to know if you guys also felt overburdened, incompetent, and uncomfortable in your first week of your CNA job. Will it get better? Guess I just need to hear other opinions! Thank you!