what's training going to be like?

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    I start my CNA class Monday.I'm real nervous but I'm also really excited about it.So many things are running through my mind.Like am I going to catch onto everything,am I going to learn enough,and can I really do this?I am going to take my class at a NH but I plan on working at a hospital(I hope) when I'm done.I know from reading all the posts most of you work at a NH.But I was wondering if anyone can tell me the difference in what I will be training for in the NH rather than the hospital? If anyone can asnwer any of these questions,It would be very helpful. thanks.......One more thing is there a web site you can go to to learn the abbreviations that you have to learn?........:wink2:
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    i can't really answer your question per se but just wanted to say that i start my CNA class next Wednesday. my background is in allied health as an EMT and then a Phlebotomist. i also have a degree in healthcare management that's getting me nowhere, that's why i'm doing the CNA class and then possibly Nursing. still on the fence about it. i wish you good luck and you'll do fine.
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    I was just wondering you said you have already taken classes for phlebotomist and EMT? Why don't you want to work off them? I have been trying for almost a year now to get in to the PCT class but there is never enough people for the class.So I was going to take the CNA class and maybe go back for the allied health and phlebotomist class.I heard they would help so much when your going to get a job(mostly in a hospital).well I wish you the best on your classes next week!!!....
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    Quote from daisygal
    I was just wondering you said you have already taken classes for phlebotomist and EMT? Why don't you want to work off them? I have been trying for almost a year now to get in to the PCT class but there is never enough people for the class.So I was going to take the CNA class and maybe go back for the allied health and phlebotomist class.I heard they would help so much when your going to get a job(mostly in a hospital).well I wish you the best on your classes next week!!!....
    i did my EMT-B & I training back in 1998 and my license is no longer active. i didn't take Phlebotomy classes because they trained me on the job to do it since i already knew how to start an IV. if i decide to go into nursing, then the CNA course is required at the college where i'm taking it.
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    Quote from daisygal
    I start my CNA class Monday.I'm real nervous but I'm also really excited about it.So many things are running through my mind.Like am I going to catch onto everything,am I going to learn enough,and can I really do this?I am going to take my class at a NH but I plan on working at a hospital(I hope) when I'm done.I know from reading all the posts most of you work at a NH.But I was wondering if anyone can tell me the difference in what I will be training for in the NH rather than the hospital? If anyone can asnwer any of these questions,It would be very helpful. thanks.......One more thing is there a web site you can go to to learn the abbreviations that you have to learn?........:wink2:
    It depends...from MY experience, nursing homes basically required the bedside care with bathing, showering, specimen collection, vital signs and range of motion of the patients. You will have to report abnormal observations to the nurse for follow up. The hospital may be able to utilize you in other functions such as EKG and phlebotomy (with additional training). Most CNA schools train in nursing homes.
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    Quote from Wuzabeth
    i can't really answer your question per se but just wanted to say that i start my CNA class next Wednesday. my background is in allied health as an EMT and then a Phlebotomist. i also have a degree in healthcare management that's getting me nowhere, that's why i'm doing the CNA class and then possibly Nursing. still on the fence about it. i wish you good luck and you'll do fine.
    Good to see somebody is venturing into the same avenue as myself. I start my CNA training on Monday at a NH. I am currently enrolled in school for Medical Assistant/secretary/biller and coder. I don't know about anywhere else but in PA where I reside they do not pay MA that much. Found out would get more pay as a CNA in a county nursing home. So I start my new job that is where I am getting the CNA training. Hoping that I pass the certification. The good news is that I have been excepted into the January Class for RN. I am so excited I cannot wait. It was a long decision as weather or not to go for LPN or RN but RN won out. Hope I made the right decision. I am scared to death, I am 45 and I wish I had of started this years ago, but I guess better late than never. Good luck on your CNA training, hope you go on to bigger and better heights in the health field


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