I'm a college student considering a career in nursing. I've never had a nursing job before and am looking at entry-level CNA jobs - particularly at the state hospital for the developmentally disabled.
I am a bit intimidated by the prospect of providing personal cares. I'm not averse to it at all and I am interested in nursing because I feel my personality is suited to a job helping people on such a personal level. But I think if you've never assisted someone with hygiene, bowel care, and so forth it can be daunting.
I'd like to hear your experiences with personal care - especially first jobs and from a male perspective. Do you feel your training on a first job helped you become accustomed to working so closely with patients, etc.