Hygiene Queen, RN Guide 27,508 Views
Joined Sep 13, '07.
Posts: 2,400 (73% Liked)
I'm with you, bud.
I don't even bother to read those things!
I also hate stock photos of nurses smiling and holding clipboards while wearing a pristine lab coat and perfectly perfect hair. A stethoscope is neatly placed on their neck.
I absolutely loved being a CNA. I found it very satisfying. I loved getting people clean and comfortable. I loved running around and being busy the whole time.
If it had paid better, I would have never become a nurse. I always said, "The aides get the fun part of patient care". That was just my opinion.
I was able to live on my own with no debt when I was an aide, but I was very very frugal. That was a loooong time ago, though. However, my concern was always the "what if's", so when I had the opportunity to become a nurse, I took it.
I was an aide for about 23 years. I wouldn't have done for so long had I disliked it. I am very proud of the good work I did.
I worked in an elderly daycare. It only had 6 employees and about 20 clients. It was not only fun, but it was the easiest job I had ever had. I couldn't wait for the days I worked there. It was a total break from my main job, which was very very stressful.
We played games, went on field trips, had hilarious and interesting conversations with our clients, and the families were awesome. I got to do a lot of teaching and had my own educational bulletin board that I could do with as I pleased. I only passed 1 to 4 meds a day. I had alllll the time in the world to chart, make phones calls, follow up and other duties. All clients took themselves to the toilet. My clients loved to come to my office and have 1:1 attention from The Nurse. It was lovely!
I always said that they would have to pry that sweet little nursing gig out of my cold dead hands. Well, I ended up moving and had to quit, but it was just in time because the brand new director is a complete asshat who knows nothing about healthcare or dementia or even basic human dignity.
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