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by Punkygrl

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Hello, I have been lurking here for awhile and just wanted to ask total strangers lol a question! I have been thinking lately about going to school..... I want a "stable" career. I was thinking of trying to get into a... Read More


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    Quote from RNCCRN9706
    I think anybody going into school for LPN or RN should be required to be a CNA first. I was a CNA my final year of nursing school and I think it really helped me develop time management skills because I knew I had so much time to do certain tasks(AM care, baths/showers, toiletiing) before lunch and then so much time to toilet and put the residents to bed for a nap afterwards. With 14-16 residents who require total care, you learn time management real quick. I also learned that certain LPNs would NOT help you with transfers no matter what...they all had a 'bad back".

    Since becoming an RN, I've worked with CNA's who have told me that they enjoyed working with me because I'm one of the few RN's who will get up and go answer a call bell rather than expecting the aide to do it as the other RN's on the floor would do.

    I know in my area, there are several nursing homes who will provide CNA training so long as you agree to work for them for a certain time period. I think becoming a CNA is a good stepping stone to a nursing career because just because you are an LPN or RN doesn't make you above wiping butts, answering bells or any other task a CNA typically performs in caring for patients/residents. It'll give you a small taste for what you'll be doing later on in your career.
    I actually laughed out loud when I read the part about the LPN's that "all have a bad back". We had those too! I think it is terrible and I hope lpn's don't think that i am generalizing any statement about them, but when I was a CNA in a LTC facility that is EXACTLY how it was. The one or two RN's would not help us do anything either. You would think that those nurses would melt if they got wet or it would kill one of them to make a bed while you were bathing the 350lb whopper on your hall. I vowed to never ever be like that as a nurse, and I am not. You make me laugh thanks!
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    Quote from Punkygrl
    Hello,
    I have been lurking here for awhile and just wanted to ask total strangers lol a question!

    I have been thinking lately about going to school..... I want a "stable" career.

    I was thinking of trying to get into a nursing home so maybe they would pay for CNA training, but I don't want to just wipe buts. I know I might no matter what I go into but that is not ALL I want to do. Then I thought maybe MA which there is a school here that is 9 mos - but then I think there is another school that is like 30 minutes away that offers a 1 year LPN program... so I think sheesh for 3 more months I could try for LPN but honestly I do not feel smart enough to try for lpn =( I took some college algebra in some night courses when my ex was in the army and got a C maybe I should have taken beginners lol but still..... I don't remember ANY algebra, chemistry or biology and that scares me and makes me feel like a total idiot and I don't want to maybe get into a school/college and fail.

    I am 45 and everything I have learned in school, even the college courses I took years ago, is fading from my mind now.

    So my advice to anyone who takes the time to read this is what would you do?
    That's not too difficult. You should not worry as this happens with everyone. If you are not in touch with your studies then you start feeling that you have forgotten every thing. But don't panic, just go through your subjects again and then you'll find that you can recollect everything. As per your post I think you can choose any career which will guarantee you a job. One such course is sonography technician course. This is of 2 years and after doing this you can directly enter into this profession. If you are not feeling comfortable in attending a college regularly, then you can go for online courses also. Online course may help you because then you can devote some time in going through the subjects that you left a long way back. I had gone through an article which explained the salary, a sonography technician draws every month. I was quite amazed. I would really like to share that article with you. http://www.sonographytechnician.org/...y-technicians/ This is having all information about the universities providing online course in sonography technician and also gives an insight on, how much you can earn after becoming a sonography technician.
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    [quote=Punkygrl;5139103] I don't want to just wipe buts. I know I might no matter what I go into but that is not ALL I want to do. "

    Then heavens to bitsy... do steer clear of the Butt Wiping Factory. Just one butt after the other coming down the assembly line!


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