CNA training scared the he** outta me!!! - page 2

I didn't want to write a big post about the issue but to sum it up in a nutshell, today was 1st day with my own assignment of 8 people from 2 wk CNA orientation. Didn't get to take break or lunch. ... Read More

  1. by   Plagueis
    I am a CNA who is planning on going to nursing school this year to become a LPN. I have been doing this job for almost two years now, and I am still exhausted and stressed out after work, even though I should be used to it by now. My coworkers who have been at it for over 10 years are exhausted, too. However, my belief is: "I love my work, but I hate my job." This is tiring work, make no mistake about it. Even the nurses who took a section when staffing was low told me that they were never as tired working as a LPN as they were when they took a section as a CNA. Don't feel bad that you are tired and that you feel you made a mistake. I sometimes wonder why I am a CNA myself, but I realize that I am helping people, and I hate to use a cliche, but I am making a difference in their lives. Also, I will, and you will to, have experience in areas such as transfers, vital signs, and ambulation that some our future nursing classmates won't have, and this will be helpful in nursing school. (I've been told this by nurses who were CNAs first.)
  2. by   dorselm
    To every person who responded to my cries, I thank you very much. Your words gave me the second wind I needed to face another day. Today I wanted to walk out but I actually thought about you all's words of encouragement and I decided to hang in there. I had 11 people today but I did get a lunch break so I did a little better than yesterday.

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