I thought I'd pose this scenario and see what some veteran CNAs or nurses might have to say!
There are a few hospitals that I have been a patient at, or a loved one was a patient at, where I'd like to maybe apply for a position as a CNA (I do have long-term goals, but need to be able to save up $ for tuition in the mean time)... Do you think it will help to volunteer...will I be able to meet the nurses, meet the "higher-ups" and basically try to do some networking? Or am I crazy, that the hospitals are just too understaffed and I'll never get a chance to get to know anybody there or get any feel at all of how things are actually running??? When I was much younger I volunteered at nursing homes, rehab facilities, hospitals... but I don't remember any of the nurses or doctors, just the patients...
I will be done with my CNA course right around the end of the year holidays... hoping to start the new year working someplace where the staff actually work together, caring for the patients (if such a place exists any more...)
Thanks for any suggestions!