Why CNA?

  1. I love this forum and I love to hear about all the experiences .

    Why and when did you decide to become a CNA?

    Here is my story. I'm a lisensed esthetician from Germany. While in esthetician school, I realized that I'm interested in the medical field. Anatomy, dermatology, orthopedy were my favourite subjects. I planned to become a massage therapist after school and to open my own business, but as God didn't plan this for me, it didn't work out with the massage therapy school.
    I volunteered in a hospital for serval times and I always had fun working there. Because I love helping people, caring for others, and want to make a diffrence in peoples lives, I decited to go into nursing. CNA is just the beginning for me.
    I'm a little scared , but I think that I will get used to seing things. At least that's what my grandmother told me (she works in an OR)
    Last edit by Bebi11 on Aug 23, '07
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  3. by   WannaBeNrse
    Hallo :-)

    Ich bin auch aus Deutschland!! Do you live here in the US or still back home in good ol' Europe? Whats an esthetician???

    My story is.... I used to work in LTC and I thought I'd never do it again.... but now I want to go on to nursing, and I have two little ones (so i'm used to the poop ;-)) and it just seems to be a good starting point.... i am starting my brand new CNA job on saturday, and college on monday.... i'm a bit nervous right now, but i'll ge thru it ;-)

    where do you live? i am in Minnesota, but i grew up in east germany. been here a little over two years now.

    take care, Katja
  4. by   DreamyEyes
    CNA is just the beginning for me, also. I changed majors 4 different times in college (and I'm only 21) because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I started out studying early childhood, because I love kids-I still want to work with children, but teaching just wasn't for me. Nursing always stayed in the back of my mind, but I never pursued it, because I always heard about the long wait lists in schools, and how hard nursing school actually was when you were in. I was scared. Now, I've decided to just go for it because there's nothing else I can picture myself doing.

    I'm done with CNA training, I actually take my state exam & skills exam today! I'm extremely nervous about the skills part. :uhoh21: Which would probably explain why I woke up at 5 am this morning.

    I plan to work in LTC for a little while, then get a job in a hospital. Then, I plan to go LPN to RN. My main goal is to work in pediatrics in the oncology unit. Good luck with your future nursing career!
  5. by   mrsraisinkain
    DreamyEyes -- Don't be nervous!! I'm sure you'll do great. Make sure to let us know. Come back and tell me what your test was like -- I start training Sept. 10th so I need all the help I can get!
  6. by   DreamyEyes
    Thank you mrsraisinkain. I passed the written part, it was really easy-Now I just gotta pass the skills! I have to take it in about 2 hours. :uhoh21: I'll post my results later!
  7. by   DreamyEyes
    Okay so I passed the skills part, too!! Yayyyyyy! :hatparty:

    I really lucked out-I got recording pulse, range of motion on right arm, and handwashing. I was soo nervous, but now I'm just relieved! I'm so happy.
  8. by   Bebi11
    Quote from WannaBeNrse
    Hallo :-)

    Ich bin auch aus Deutschland!! Do you live here in the US or still back home in good ol' Europe? Whats an esthetician???

    My story is.... I used to work in LTC and I thought I'd never do it again.... but now I want to go on to nursing, and I have two little ones (so i'm used to the poop ;-)) and it just seems to be a good starting point.... i am starting my brand new CNA job on saturday, and college on monday.... i'm a bit nervous right now, but i'll ge thru it ;-)

    where do you live? i am in Minnesota, but i grew up in east germany. been here a little over two years now.

    take care, Katja

    Hey Katja
    Was fuer eine Ueberraschung :-D
    I live on Hawaii. My husband is in the military ;-). We've been here for little over two years.

    An estethician specializes in the study of skin care, including facial treatments, body wraps, salt glows, waxing as a form of hair removal, and cosmetic make-up services. Some aestheticians work with dermatologists to offer more services, including laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, and many types of chemical peels. (Google)
    Eine Kosmetikerin ;-)

    Let me know how it goes. Good luck.
  9. by   Bebi11
    Quote from DreamyEyes
    Okay so I passed the skills part, too!! Yayyyyyy! :hatparty:

    Heeey good job! Congrats :-D

    It's seems like everybody passes the exams.
  10. by   DreamyEyes
    Yup, everyone freaks out because they're so nervous but then everyone passes. Everyone in my class passed.

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