I survived my first week as a CNA! I'm new to the medical field and have never worked as a CNA before; so I was lucky to get a job in a hospital, even though I didn't have any experience. Well, I'm getting it now and then some! I love it though! I'm also very fortunate to work on a floor where everyone functions as a team, has good communication and all get along.
And, after a week of learning the routine, thinking I was hopelessly behind and terrible at the job not to mention feeling like I'd been running non-stop (good thing I do those aerobics) one of the nurses paid me the hugest compliment; she said "I can tell you'll do really good, you've got the heart for it." That felt so wonderful, and it just revalidated that I'd made the right decision to go into nursing.