Where else can you work? I know a cna can get hired at a nursing home, hospital and ect. But can they work in doctors offices? Like I know medical assistants usually do that type of work, but can cna's work in intimate settings as well? For some reason I do not want to do long term care and I know a hospital job would be hard to come by with no experience, plus my instructor discouraged us from going that route too soon because she says the work is too gruesome. I would absolutely love to work with children/babies, but not necessarily the elderly. Everything that I want is in a hospital setting, but I'm wondering can CNA do the same work as MAs? Provided that they have a phlebotomy cert?
Well to be 100% with you guys, I really don't want to do "housecleaning". Why are CNAs responsible for cleaning? I mean ok we take care of patients but can't housekeeping be the ones changing the bedsheets and cleaning bathrooms or the mess the patients make? I just don't think that's fair. Everything befalls a CNA, it's really annoying...I would still try the hospital route and see what happens. I'm already getting discouraged with this field because I started clinical and walked into the worst adult daycare center I've ever been in. It was sad, the nurses were rude and sucked their teeth at us, the residents were walking around with urine in their pants and sleeping in the hallways. The showers smelled like urine. I mean I felt so sad for those residents, I swore I will never put someone that I loved into a nursing home. In fact I ought to warn others from doing so. Some of these LTCs are cruel! I can't wait to get this clinical over with!
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