Quote from funtimes
If that had been a CNA student, that person would have undoubtedly failed the test, but im sure they passed the GN. To the OP, CNA rules seem to vary by state, so I dont know specifics about California, but you could possibly work as a PCT in a hospital even without being a CNA.
If you do take the skills exam to be a CNA, just beware, although none of it is rocket science, some of the skills can make you look foolish if you dont know what your doing, as the gate belt guy found out. If your a graduate nurse, theyd probably pass you no matter how you did, so long as you didnt do something like roll a manniken onto the floor while doing a bed bath.
I probably would
roll the mannequin onto the floor. I don't know my own strength
That last part is pretty reassuring, but I would be really nervous for the skills test because it's been so long since I've had clinical experience. Hopefully I can find a job as a PCT without taking the test. However, I will
review my fundamentals and all the skills required of a CNA.
Quote from Acton
I'm a nursing student as well, and during my CNA class last summer, we had a GN in our class (didn't take the NCLEX yet) and he failed the class! He was really arrogant and he ****** off the instructor, he couldn't understand the concept of lowering/raising the bed rails either. . . go figure.
The concept is so simple though! You raise the bed rails so that the patient has no where to escape your wrath as you force a 30 French urinary catheter into their urinary meatus.
All kidding aside, my bet is that GN isn't suited for bedside nursing. He should go into nursing research or teaching, or something else entirely haha
Thank you all for the replies.