Hello all, I've got some questions today.
I'm a CNA and nursing student, and my goal is to eventually be a L&D nurse. I've been working for about five months in LTC, and I only worked there so I could actually take the exam and get my certification, since all the test covers is LTC practices. I hear everywhere that Med-Surg experience helps a lot, so I figured I would apply for CNA positions in L&D or Med-Surg units at the local hospitals.
What do the CNAs at your Med-Surg units do? Is it really different from LTC? I don't live near any rural hospitals, so if your answer covers one of those, it probably won't pertain to me. I really like the hospital setting, and working in a hospital has always made me really excited (even though I've never been an employee, I've been a hospital volunteer for so long and still get excited walking through those hallways!). Plus, if I do in end up in L&D, from what I hear Med-Surg experience is a big plus. What kind of patients do you see in Med-Surg? What is the work like? Is it a really busy day? Did you like your job as a Med-Surg CNA?