gapeacheykeen (2,957 Views)
Joined Nov 30, '08.
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How many residents are your CNA's assigned. I average 13 and think this is too much! Feedback appreciated. I work in an LTC.
Are there any websites to help study for the state certification? The instructor gave us a pre-test and it freaked me out some.
Actually this was the aides first week. I have been volunteering for over 7 weeks at the facility. I had witnessed hugs, just fondly talking to the residents becoming involved with their lives. I just had never witnessed the kissing other than from the loved ones that visit. I really felt that I was asking very pertinate questions. I appreciate those that actually answered! : )
I went ahead and paid for CNA training with the private company in Jonesboro. The class is very informative and I would recommend it to everyone! I tried to be sponsored, but was told repeatedly that they no longer do it.
Sometimes hospitals hire nursing students, have You tried that avenue yet? If that's not possible I would definitely become a CNA, it will give you a very good perspective on the people beneath you after you become an RN. Often the best RN has moved up the ranks and appreciates the CNA that works with them!
In an LTC facility, the residents will often ask for hugs...I don't have a problem giving hugs! My question is an activity aide (female) giving hugs and kisses on the cheeks when the residents don't ask for it. Can this be considered inappropriate or infringing on the residents rights? I'm still a CNA student and want to learn the correct way to behave around residents.
Thanks for sharing, I started my CNA class yesterday and am already stressing over the skills portion.
What's a good PN school in Pittsburgh? I'm transferring from another state. I'm looking for something a school that has a decent pass rate and somewhat straight forward to get into. All the info I can get is MUCH appreciated.
What is a good practical nursing program in Pittsburgh? Please tell me why you consider it a good program. Was it easy to get into? Was it easy to complete or difficult? I'm thinking of transferring and just want to complete a program that prepares its students to pass and succeed in the real world.
Thanks. I didn't think about the hospitals actually helping on the tuition.
The BSN program requires CNA certification....the ADN program requires LPN certification. So my first baby step is paying out of pocket to get the CNA class and become certified. Next baby step is getting 2nd shift job so that I can take classes only offered in the day. Once I get those then I will be better prepared to decide which route to take.
Well first step is CNA, its required to be certified before admittance to the BSN program. Gotta have a job to go to school, so this part is a win-win. In all of the ADN programs being an LPN is a requirement. You may have missed the small print the websites for the colleges, I have poured over several websites. Once admitted to a Bsn program I can apply for student nursing jobs, the only thing I wonder is how much they pay. Hopefully more than cna pay. I know each state has different programs, some make sense and others seem odd. At least the LPN program really does build onto the ADN program....so it can be considered a win in the programs.
There also is a 4 year school. My mother has been a nurse(BSN) for 30 years. I asked her opinion and she told me just be an Lpn, its not worth it being an RN. I tried to question her further for her reasons, but She wouldn't discuss it further. So I wanted other opinions to see if other people felt that it was useless getting. I thank everyone for their opinions. Its going to help me quite a bit.
I volunteer with the activities department. I help them when they Have a special activity like helping the residents make pine cone birdfeeders, help painting their nails...etc.
Why would you have to get your lpn first?
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