Job Duties.... CNA, LPN, RN, NP...

  1. Hi there!

    Just wondering if you could explain what the typical duties of a CNA, LVN, RN, and NP would be throughout their shift in a hospital setting? I already know which direction I'm headed in, but would like to get an idea of what would be on a job description for each of these?

    TIA!
    -j
    Last edit by Hopegirl on Apr 20, '04
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Hopegirl
    *Bump* ~ Anyone? Anyone?
  4. by   TMPaul
    Quote from Hopegirl
    *Bump* ~ Anyone? Anyone?
    Speaking for the NP position: it all depends on where you're working in the hospital: ER, OR assist, day surgery, L&D, etc. as to what the specific job description will be.
  5. by   NannaNurse
    Not trying to discourage you.....but expect to be over worked and under paid.......if this is NOT something that you want to do more than anything and if it does not come from the heart..you will NOT like what your doing no matter where your doing it at.
  6. by   Hopegirl
    Quote from NannaNurse
    Not trying to discourage you.....but expect to be over worked and under paid.......if this is NOT something that you want to do more than anything and if it does not come from the heart..you will NOT like what your doing no matter where your doing it at.
    May I ask - are you a RN?
  7. by   NannaNurse
    Yes I am..........I started out as a 'candy-striper'.......does anybody know what that is/was???? :chuckle
    I was then a nurse's aide, CNA, MA, LPN and now ADN........maybe that is why I'm so tired all the time?????????
  8. by   Hopegirl
    I'm definitely interested in going the NP route... at least that's how I feel now... we'll see what the future holds! I don't particularly think that I will enjoy ANY career in which I'm terribly overworked and underpaid unless it goes beyond a career and turns to a PASSION. I will only learn if this is true once I start doing it. I can certainly see it becoming that way for me, but in fear of speaking too soon, I'm happy to wait and see. It seems that nurses in California seem a bit happier than other areas? I could be boldly mistaken...

    I really just wanted to get an idea of what a CNA does... LVN, RN... who cleans up the patients? Who gives meds? etc., etc... it may be a team environment, but just trying to get the real scoop!

    -j
  9. by   NannaNurse
    We all 'clean up the patients, nurses pass meds, we do total care, we do it all, we are Super Nurses..........
    Maybe the nurses in Calif are happier because they have the Union???
  10. by   Hopegirl
    What are the responsibilities of a CNA? I know very little about it.

    TIA~
    J

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