Yes yesyes, AMy !!!! I have worked directly with nurses now for 3 weeks, and also worked my first three weeks in a hospital, in a cardiac recovery unit, as a full blown CNA. This was my lucky break, because I am studying to be a nurse, and I get to work with 3-4 on any given shift.
E-chart is a barrel full of monkeys. It makes us all on the same page. Straight up - E-chart is a database, and knowing a smidge about how databases act is cool.
I trained and learned how to take blood pressure, but you know its all machines. The only thing thats not machine is counting respirations.
I was scared of catching the virus to kill me, since i realize hospitals are full of immuno-surpressed folks, who could harbor strong bacteria. I'm still okay.
getting the job was kinda tough. I only have a CNA card, and a letter of acceptence to nursing school
. But once I made up my mind to get the job i wanted, i did.
All my best to you, AMY, and welcome to this place.